Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fabulous Finds Friday, October 18, 2013 -- A Day Late!

So sorry we are late with our Fabulous Finds Friday.  It has been that kind of week...

The first find we would like to share was found by Courtney last weekend when she took advantage of the Barnes & Noble Teacher Appreciation Sale in our area.  She found these fabulous Scholastic A True Book Series.  She purchased Polar Mammals, Walt Disney, and Sam Walton.  They are a great addition to her classroom library.  Each is priced at $6.99, yet they were buy 2 get one free plus 25% off with the sale.  You might want to check to see if there is a sale going on in your area...

The other find both Courtney and I found, but we had not even discussed our find with one another.  Great minds think alike! :0)  Wendell Minor's How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? is a must have!

Synopsis from Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country—the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton! The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what’s next? Why not think really big? Award-winning artist Wendell Minor does just that as he imagines larger-than-life pumpkins decorating some of America’s favorite places—as immense as the Capitol dome, Mount Rushmore, the Brooklyn Bridge, even the Grand Canyon! This celebration of famous landmarks and landscapes plays with concepts of size and scale and is full of fun facts.

What a great picture book for teaching about adjectives this time of year as well.  Take a look at two of the beautiful pages from inside the book.

Visit Wendell Minors website to learn more about this phenomenal artist and writer.  You are sure to be taken with him and his creations, if you aren't already.

We would love for you to link up for Fabulous Finds Friday!

Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Great finds this week. I'm going to locate the book How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow! I think my teachers would love it.
    Stephanie from Principal Principles