Written by B.B. Mandell
Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
Kindergarten teachers looking to ring in the new year with a fresh dinosaur book can grab a copy of Samanthasaurus Rex written by B.B. Mandell and illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman. Not only does this book tout using words over biting and fighting, it features a female animal protagonist which is a rarity in children’s picture books. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/01/08/why-are-there-so-few-girls-in-childrens-books/?utm_term=.ec1de6cd0915 Kaufman’s colorful, action-packed illustrations create exciting page turns. Oh, and teachers, just in case you need some extra back up to prove that professionals revise check out Kaufman’s detailed post Finding Samanthasaurus Rex at http://suzannekaufman.blogspot.com/2016/05/finding-samanthasaurus-rex-power-of.html
Weekly Wall Recommendations
For the 2018-2019 school year, students will be choosing books to display on our classroom recommendation wall. The wall is a lending library. It showcases the various literature choices in the classroom, celebrates students' voices and choices, facilitates getting to know each other through our literature choices, and facilitates communication with the global learning community.