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Warm and cool.

Today was our day to do an art lesson with Monsoon. After last week’s massive stress, I wanted to stay low-key and focus on art appreciation rather than production. The illustrations in Monsoon use color very effectively to convey both … Continue reading

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Descriptive language.

One of the hallmarks of Monsoon is its beautifully evocative descriptive language. I wanted to call Alex’s attention to the use of sensory imagery without, you know, being totally boring. So I announced that I was going to read the … Continue reading

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Looks like rain.

I’m a little behind, because I found out that ACK IT’S TIME FOR OUR PORTFOLIO REVIEW ACK and so the copious free time I normally have in the evenings for writing blog posts has been devoted to getting Alex’s portfolio … Continue reading

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Monsoon

Our new book is Monsoon, by Uma Krishnaswami. This is not an official Five in a Row book – it’s another of the ones I chose to add additional cultural and geographic diversity. It’s the story of a family in … Continue reading

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