Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Favorite Children's Author

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Todays prompt is: Who is your favorite children's author? Mine is:

(Pronounced HEN-KUS)
I took a graduate class on picture books and wrote a paper about his works. Too bad I can't find it for this response! Just as well, I found a wonderful video where he talks about how he wrote his latest book:

I do remember loving how he firmly believes the text and the illustrations should work together to convey a message. With that method it's no wonder he won the Caldecott medal for Kitten's First Full Moon.

OF COURSE I haven't forgotten about his mouse books (my favorite is Julius, Baby of the World), but it's his latest work for the youngest reader that reveal his gift for writing. He pays careful attention to how a book sounds when read aloud- a quality we certainly look for in kinder!

Now, onto the video clip. Thanks again for stopping by!


Linda McCardle said...

Thank you for these thoughtful comments, I had back to school on my mind when I picked Kevin Henkes. I have most of his books,but not Little White Rabbit. It's now on my never ending must have list. I am so glad I stopped by, I will be following your blog and looking forward to great ideas.

Anonymous said...

I love Little White Rabbit. A great story! I am a new follower of your blog.

PreKMom said...

Kevin Kenkes-one of my favs too! Thanks for the video

Meredith said...

I love Kevin Henkes too! His mice characters have such personality-my students can always relate to them! My favorite is his "box of treats" collection of 5 tiny books. I've never read Little White Rabbit-definitely need to add that to my wish list of books :)
Keen on Kindergarten

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