Rat Chat Reviews COLONIAL VOICES, Hear Them Speak
It is rich in dramatic and historical content as well as language.
(And if your ‘Colonial’ vocabulary needs some ‘assistance’, Ms. Winters has provided a helpful glossary at the end of the book.)
Says the author: “When I was a kid, history seemed like a boring collection of dates and events that had to be memorized.
Once I discovered that stories make up history, and began to examine the lives of people who helped shape the past, a new way of looking at the world emerged.”
I like the way this woman thinks.
Sit back and enjoy the Chat – and I’ll see you at the other end.
Kay Winters is the author of numerous picture books, including Abe Lincoln, The Boy Who Loved Books, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, which was a Bank Street Best Book, and her most recent release, This School Year Will Be The Best, illustrated by Renee Andrian.
Larry Day is the award-winning illustrator of several picture books about American history, including George Did It, by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain.
As companion books to COLONIAL VOICES, and for a completely different take on the subject matter giving both grins and giggles, Stan and I are recommending:
Don’t miss the new one by Patricia Polacco, Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln, additional read along with Winters’ award-winning, and previously mentioned, Abe Lincoln, The Boy Who Loved Books.