Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Sector 7 by David Wiesner

I love the artistic genius of David Wiesner. He has outdone himself again with his Caldecott Honor winner, Sector 7 published in 1999. This beautiful book details a group of children on a field trip to the Empire State Building. The only words are those on store fronts, signs,  and the cloud board at Sector 7.

In Sector 7, one of the boys on the field trip meets a friendly cloud that steals his mittens, scarf, and hat. They become friends and the cloud takes the boy up into the sky to Sector 7 where clouds are formed and delivered.

The boy makes new pictures for the clouds to form, but he gets into trouble and is forced to leave. His new clouds thrill everyone in the city, and his cloud friend goes home with him.

This delightful story would be great in a classroom. You could use it to teach about the different types of clouds and weather patterns, and then take your students outside to observe clouds and see what you can see in the clouds that don't fit with cloud types.

You could read this with a child and then go out and look at the shapes the clouds make. I still remember laying in the grass with my mom and discovering art in the clouds.

Read to a child today even if that child is you.

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