Another day when I read only one of the mentor texts.
Yesterday's Picture Books
Baby's Got The Blues by Carol Diggory Shields with illustrations
by Lauren Tobia is adorable and a neat read. The basic premise, a baby creating a blues song, is clever. I think the use of a repetitive pattern is one of the ways the author makes each word and sentence contain essential ingredients and elicit a specific response.
As you can see from the picture to your left, I read Baby's Got the Blues with an actual baby. To him, to be accurate.
Can I use this material with my own picture book manuscript? I hope so. I'm a big believer in everything in a book having a particular function, no matter what type it is.
ReFoReMo Books Read To Date: 47