Monday, January 15, 2018

Round Trip by Ann Jonas

Round Trip by Ann Jonas is a cool concept book published in 1983 and featured on the PBS series Reading Rainbow.

This book has all black and white illustrations. You read the story and when you get to the end, you flip the book upside down to read the trip back. The illustrations are clever and look like something different when flipped upside down.

It begins, "We started out as soon as it was light." This book is both the first and last page of the story. I love a book with a concept especially when it's done well.

Valarie, one of Angie's dear friends, found out that we needed Spanish books, so she ordered a box of books from Barnes and Noble. She operates a book exchange at her local school, and she is a writer. Check out this wonderful article she wrote on how to get grumpy kids to feel better. Wild Rumpus

It's so much fun to open a box of new books. 

 Here is a picture of all seventeen board books she sent us. Thank you so much, Valarie.

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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

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