Give Me Back My Bones! by Kim Norman; illustrated by Bob Kolar

Give Me Back My Bones!Give Me Back My Bones! by Kim Norman; illustrated by Bob Kolar. 2019. Digitally created. Published by Candlewick Press.

Brief summary: A skeleton at the bottom of the ocean slowly finds and puts himself back together again with the help of the the sea creatures

Comments: The internal rhyming and rhythm of this book are funny with silly wordplay young readers will find delightful to repeat. I would share this read-aloud book when starting the skeleton system in primary school.

The front end pages have the skeleton disassembled with the bones labeled, while the back end pages are of a pirate skeleton assembled with the bones labeled. Two paged layouts throughout.

Hum and Swish by Matt Myers; illustrated by Matt Myers

Hum and SwishHum and Swish by Matt Myers; illustrated by Matt Myers. 2019. Acrylic and oil paint. Published by Neal Porter Books.

Brief summary: Jamie explores the beach randomly picking up things to make something in the sand but is unsure what that will be yet. The young girl is asked by several people what she is making but repeatedly answers, ” I don’t know”. Jamie hums as she creates. A painter with an easel sets up near her. They both create and coincide with one another throughout the day.  They share their finished art projects with one another.

Comments: I like this quiet book of creating art. This would be a great book for an art teacher to share with the class before a lesson.