Sector 7, by David Wiesner. I first came across David Wiesner in the great book review blog hops that I take part in each weeks. My name is Maggy and I am a book junky. Now I have found David Wiesner, I fear for my purse. We now have three of his books: Sector 7, Floatsome and Art & Max and they are all GORGEOUS. Let’s wind back and talk about Sector 7:
This is a “no words” book about a boy who meets a cloud, who in turn takes him to Sector 7: cloud central. In Sector 7 decisions are made as to which type of cloud is sent where next.The boy and the cloud get upto some fabulous mischief and the next thing you know the “type of clouds” have changed dramatically. I was instantly drawn to this book, as as a child I used imagine the steam coming from factories being “cloud machines”. When the book arrived, I wasn’t disappointed: It is a book without words (so great for our bilingual family and practicing story telling) and the drawings are have appeal to older children too. They are almost a bit comic like, but much much better and more interesting. I was a little worried they would be “too old” for Red Ted aged 3yrs, but he made me go through the book 3 times in one sitting. We then lent it to the neighbour’s 6yrs old and 8 yrs old boy: the 6yrs old jabbered away excitedly and discussed all the pages, whilst the quieter 8yrs old watched. At the end of reading time, the 8yrs old grabbed the books and disappeared with them into his room: I believe these are a success for a broad range of ages – especially as he drawings are not to “cutesy”, but a bit more “cool”. David Wiesner has also been awarded prizes for these books – Sector 7 getting the Caldecott Honor Book. A big thumbs up for this book!
Feedback from Book Time Giveaway
Remember the Book Time Giveaway a few weeks back? I just thought you would like a little feedback from them:
Booktime has really appreciated all the support we’ve received from bloggers during the prize draw. It’s been amazing to see how many of you have supported it, and in such amazingly creative ways – there’s a round-up on the Booktime blog if anyone would like to look back at some of the posts. It’s largely down to you that we’ve had close to 1,000 nominations for primary schools and libraries to receive Eric Carle’s artwork. Just as importantly you have helped to raise the profile of reading for pleasure, and the benefits it has for little ones and parents and carers alike.
(photo by Alex Rumford)
I was reminded of just how important it is at our launch a couple of weeks ago, when a reception class from one school joined us to enjoy some book activities at Kew Gardens in London. If anyone reading this would like to know more about the day, or about what we do, you can do so on the Booktime blog.