Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Draw-a-Saurus: Book Share Wednesday

Welcome to Book Share Wednesday, a weekly post that I introduced last week.  Each Wednesday, I'll share with you a book, most likely new to the market.  It could be a picture book, novel, or professional development book.  Besides learning about a new book each week, you can join the fun in sharing a book on the third Wednesday of each month when my post will be a linky that you can link up to.  That's next week, if you're wondering, so be sure to plan a post and link up next Wednesday beginning at 5:00 am MST.

Today's book is a fun how-to book.

Draw-a-Saurus will be released on Septebmer 9.  I really appreciate the front matter in this book that is humorous and gives the reader some background information about dinosaurs and drawing tools and techniques.  The reader really gets a lot of information before the drawing lessons even officially start. 

Then, you are taken through step-by-step lessons in drawing several different dinosaurs or groups of related dinosaurs.  Along with the drawing steps, the author includes information about each of the dinosaurs through each step of the drawing.  Students will have fun drawing and learning about these mysterious creatures. 

I think this would be a great book to add to your classroom library.  It would be especially appealing to your science kiddos, and likely your reluctant readers.  There's so much text and information along with the drawing that reluctant readers will be sucked right into reading about the dinosaurs as they draw. 

It is a jam-packed book at 160 pages.  I was able to take a look and read through the Kindle version of the book.  I would highly recommend getting the paper copy of the book.  The Kindle version would do, but I have a feeling that the paper version would be easier to navigate and more user friendly for the type of book it is.  

You can preorder Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs now and have it delivered either to your Kindle or to your door on September 9, 2014.  Be sure to come back next Wednesday and link up your Book Share posts. 

What are some of the books you find that your reluctant readers or "science smart" kiddos enjoy?

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