Saturday, June 8, 2013
Author & Illustrator: Chris Raschka
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Year: 1993
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: Caldecott Honor
Summary: With only 34 words, this is Rachka's story of friendship between a black and white boy who meet on the street. The use of typography styles help convey mood and tell the story along with the colorful very-90s illustrations.
Classroom Ideas: This book could be used to teach mood or word choice. With only one word per page, Raschka had to choose just the perfect word to get his meaning across. There's a rhythm to the book that made it incredibly appealing to my nine year old daughter.