Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect! Obviously, this year, events may look a little different. But, there are still ways to celebrate.
Starting today and through Sunday, I’ll be sharing a children’s book here to encourage a love of reading. If you’d like to print off some activity pages related to Children’s Book Week, click HERE. For more information and resources related to Children’s Book Week, click HERE.
ALL AROUND BUSTLETOWN
By: Rotraut Susanne Berner
Published: February 18, 2020
Publisher: Prestel Junior
Non-Fiction/Seek and Find/Activity Books
Spring has arrived in this quaint town. Children can choose a character and follow them through the lovely spring day. This is the second in the All Around Bustletown series, with Summer coming up soon on the blog and the Fall book coming out mid-summer! You can see Winter, HERE. These books remind me of the Richard Scarry books I loved as a kid or even the Where’s Waldo books since you can try to find certain characters or animals on each page.
The book starts with views into a home where it appears spring cleaning has started. As we go through the pages and get closer to town we see all kinds of farm babies on the way including baby pigs, baby chicks, and a baby goat. Once we get to town, there is a lot more activity and people to check out.
Kids might enjoy watching the siblings kicking a ball through town. I wonder what will happen if they let a dog join them. Or watching the man out for a jog to see why on the last page, he needs a new jogging suit. Kids will see all kinds of people, old and young, male and female, a group of nuns and a man with a turban. A whole community of people is represented along with a stork, a fox, and some dogs and cats to keep everyone on their toes.
Kids can spend hours looking at this book and still see something new every time. The illustrations are surprisingly detailed and every person is unique on the page. Without words on the pages, kids and adults can make up their own stories about the characters in Bustletown.
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