Anyone who knows me, knows I ADORE children's picture books. I have two libraries filled with high quality children's picture books and I always want more!
For years, I thought that I should be reading novels more appropriate for a grown woman. For years, my own children teased me about my book selections. Now, I am content. I LOVE children's picture books and here is why:
As I was sharing the book with my students, I was inspired that Anne Carroll Moore used a character called Nicholas Knickerbacker. She used her stuffed puppet as a social object to encourage the kids she worked with to be less shy. Her character, Nicholas, was a social object, an object that broke down barriers and encouraged interaction. The story of Miss Moore took place over 100 years ago. How inspiring. She was truly a woman ahead of her time, not only for her vision for including children in the library, but for her use of social objects!
I encourage you to go check it out. You will not be disappointed!!
wife, mom, teacher, author, history nerd and the lady that carries around a rabbit