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July 29, 2006

Kidlit 1: The Flower Man

Blogathon 2006

(General note on book posts - sorry about the "buy from Amazon" thing. It's just an easy way to get pictures of book covers.)

How about a simple but great picture book to get us started? The Flower Man is a beautiful wordless picture book that Vickie and I discovered at the store one morning. The Flower Man himself moves into a new village, in black and white, fixes up his house - now in color! - and begins selling flowers. Each person who buys a flower becomes colorized, and then their houses, and the people they give flowers to, etc. Eventually the whole village is in glorious color! And the Flower Man packs up and moves to a new black-and-white village to continue his work.

It's a neat concept, and the art is incredible. Everyone from toddlers to adults can get something out of it, and it's a great discussion prompter for any level.

Posted by Kat at July 29, 2006 09:24 AM
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