I have been busy editing a PB I have written. And I am finding out how each little word can make a difference! It is hard work, but worth the effort to make a good manuscript better. I love the word choices the author made in this picture book.
A Nap in a Lap
by Sarah Wilson
Illustrated by Akemi Gutierrez
Suitable for Preschoolers
Topic: Bedtime story
Various excerpts from book:
It's easy to nap
hugged in a tree
and surrounded by green
or nestled on rocks
or snoozled in sand dunes
Synopsis: this is a cute bedtime story. A little girl is shown throughout the book with various animals in their napping places. All tired out in the end, she found that the best nap for her . . . is a nap in a lap!
I like this book because of the illustrations and simplicity of it for the little ones. I love the author's word choices for each scene.
You should read a bedtime story in a relaxed atmosphere. When possible add dramatization to the story, using different voices. Reading the same story over and over will enhance their memory and help them become familiar with words.
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