Friday, May 1, 2015

Perfect Picture Book Friday - June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner
Illustrated by David Wiesner
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 1992
ISBN: 978039572767
Personal Copy
Suitable for Pre-School - 3rd grade
Themes/Topics: science, imagination, science fiction, creativity

Opening: The pace is Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. The year is 1999. On May 11, after months of careful research and planning, Holly Evans launches vegetables seedlings into the sky.

Brief Synopsis: Holly Evans's science experiment goes terribly wrong...or does it. On June 29, 1999, Holly and the whole country watch as the results land all over the place. But is it really her experiment?

Why I like this book: I have blogged this week over books by David Wiesner, and today I chose a book that actually has words...or more than just a few. What I love about Wiesner is the fact that his pictures tell the story. Picture books do not need words to tell their story. But the words in this story use much alliteration which makes it so much fun to read.

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