Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Welcome to Africa.  
We have traveled to 5 of the 7 continents this school year.  I have been waiting all year for this weeks presentation.  Hippo's are Huge, by Jonathan London and Illustrated by Matthew Trueman, is a factual picture book. 

This book introduces students to the facts about Hippo's.  But I love the illustrations the most.  We will be talking about the importance of the illustrations in picture books.  How young readers rely on the pictures to decode words and keep their interest.  On the flip side the older students will be looking for Hippo size facts using different reference materials.   We are digging deep in Africa this week, I hope the kids are ready for the trip of a lifetime.

Fasten your seatbelts,
Mrs. Mercer

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