Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd; illustrated by Abigail Halpin. 2016. Watercolor, colored pencils, finished digitally.
Brief summary: Two children who are city dwellers take a walk looking for Wild around them. They experience Nature through their five senses as they walk through various habitats and environments.
Comments: There were many similes, adjectives, and metaphors in this story. I would read this book for those units of study and with the five senses unit as well. I think this could be read before a nature walk to encourage the children to stop and think of how they experience Wild fully on their outing.
I Hear a Pickle(and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!) by Rachel Isadora; illustrated by Rachel Isadora. Ink and watercolor.
Brief Summary: The book is divided by the five sense with them written on the upper right hand of each two page spread. There are children appropriate examples with each illustration, usually two on a page. “I hear the bee.” I don’t hear the worm.”
Comments: Students will understand each sense with these clear and at times, funny illustrated examples of the senses. I plan to use this with the senses unit of study with our kindergartners. This is not a narrative nonfiction book.