Saturday, August 30, 2008

Weekly Geeks 15: Matching Fun

Dewey has a fun suggestion for this week's weekly geek. I'm going to change it up a teeny tiny bit, however. Her suggestion is to take close-up pictures of book covers and try to stump readers--to have them guess the title (and author?) of the books. I'm going to change that up, as I said, to be a matching game. I'll share photos of inside-illustrations of picture books, and I'll give you a list of possibilities. Then you'll pair them up to see how many you got right. I can't offer any prizes, but I can share some link love if you participate in the matching game.

No That's Wrong by Zhaohua Ji and Cui Xu
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton
On the Farm by David Elliott. Illustrated by Holly Meade.
Big Plans by Bob Shea. Illustrated by Lane Smith
The Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg. Illustrated by Bruce Ingman
Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long. Illustrated by David Shannon
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle. Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Me Hungry by Jeremy Tankard
Thump, Quack, Moo by Doreen Cronin. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin.
Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist by Ruth Spiro. Illustrated by Thor Wickstrom
No The Doghouse by Jan Thomas
Born to Read by Judy Sierra. Illustrated by Marc Brown

P.S. Clicking on the picture will enlarge it quite a bit. So this *may* help you out.
P.S. 2 7 of the 12 I've reviewed at Young Readers this summer.

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Unknown 7:29 PM  

That's a good idea (I'll probably steal it...). The only ones I know for sure are 1, 4, and 11 (Pirates, Little Blue Truck, and Runaway Dinner). I'm guessing 3 is Me Hungry, 5 is Born to Read and 10 is On the Farm. Obviously, I need to find more of these books to read to my girls.

Becky 7:55 PM  

Melissa, you're right on 1,4,11,5, and 10. But three isn't Me Hungry.

Rebecca 11:02 PM  

Bed In Summer


In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light. 。

In summer quite the other way,

I have to go to bed by day.


I have to go to bed and see

The birds still hopping on the tree,

Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street. 。


And does it not seem hard to you,

When all the sky is clear and blue,

And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?
-----by wow powerleveling

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie 3:30 AM  

I am pretty sure that #8 is "Splat The Cat" by Rob Scotten. His illustrations are so amazing. I really like his "Max and The Canary" characters.

Becky 9:10 AM  

You're right Book Zombie, it is Splat the Cat. :)

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