Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Paperboy


Author & Illustrator:   Dav Pilkey
Publisher:  Orchard Books
Publication Year:   1996
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:    Caldecott Honor

Summary:  A boy and his dog awaken early to prepare papers in the garage, eat breakfast, and then head out on their paper route leaving everyone else sleeping. It's a different world: still and empty until they go back home to sleep. The beautiful acrylic paintings capture the moon-lit world and then the gradual lightening and sunrise.

Classroom Ideas: The boy in the book is a wonderful character to show responsibility without him saying any words. Great character study!

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