Book Talk Thursday ~ Author Study Blog Hop {Goggles)

Today's Book Talk Thursday has another surprise!

It is also part of the Author Study of Ezra Jack Keats hosted by Creation Castle!
Picture books are a wonderful way to help students with important concepts in reading.  Many times I use them to help model different comprehension skills and strategies.  Then I help them to gain independence with those skills and strategies.

Author Fact:  Keats' first book My Dog Is Lost  is about a young Hispanic boy who has lost his dog.  But he changed his idea of a main character when he saw and clipped a series of pictures from Life magazine of a young African American boy.  Seeing these pictures every day made him think of his hero in many of his books:  Peter!
The book I read and reviewed is Ezra Jack Keats' book Goggles. (Affiliate links provided to fund future book purchases.) In this book, Peter and his friend Archie find a pair of motorcycle goggles with no lenses in the trash.  The big boys want the goggles and try to get them from Peter, Archie, and Willie.  They come up with a plan to get away from the big boys. Children will enjoy the boys' solution in the book.

Keats makes it easy to use this book to help children get a better understanding of problem and solution.  It also makes a great springboard for discussing bullies and behaviors they exhibit.

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  1. My son and I love "The Snowy Day"!

  2. I have to say The Snowy Day is just a classic that I love as well =)

  3. Thanks for introducing me to a new Keats book.


  4. I just love his art work! Thanks for sharing!

  5. My favorite book is The Snowy Day and then Peter's Chair. All of his books are awesome connections to children.

  6. My favorite is The Snowy Day and I am so glad to be learning of more books today!

  7. I love reading more about him! Thanks for participating!

  8. I love Peter's Chair!

  9. I love The Snowy Day and A Letter to Amy.

  10. The Snowy Day is always a hit with my preschoolers. ~Denise


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