Thursday, April 8, 2010
It's Valentines Day by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Yossi Abolafia
It's Valentines Day by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Yossi Abolafia was a fun book that I really enjoyed reading. The theme of the poems in this book revolved around Valentine's Day. There were many separate poems, but they were tied together because of the theme.
The language used in these poems had some rhyming, but it was not overwhelming. The words were basic enough for young readers, but the whole premise could entertain more advanced readers. Some of the topics included focused on the actual holiday, valentines, traditions, candy, relationships, classroom activities, and other fun related topics.
The illustrations looked as though they would fit in nicely in a traditional newspaper comic. The colors were brights and the illustrations were simple. I really enjoyed this element.
I would love to use this book in the future around Valentines Day because it had a lot of great poems. This would be a good holiday to celebrate because it is not religion-based. I think it would also be a way to show students how fun and upbeat poetry can be.