Monday, November 17, 2008

Last Night, by Hyewon Yum

Illustrated by Hyewon Yum.

Abstract: Sent to her room for refusing to eat her dinner, a little girl soon falls asleep and together with her bear friend begins a fantastic voyage deep into the forest where they dance and play all night.

New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.


art4jewel said...

Last Night is such an interesting and engaging little book. I loved how the illustrations took you through the story. They left a lot of room for imagination as well.

I would love to use this book with my students to inspire their stories and thinking. It's always fun to have a part in making the story what it is.

Brittany H said...

This book is unique in that it tells the entire story through pictures only—no words. Therefore, don’t count on using it to increase a student’s reading level. It can be used, however, as a writing prompt. Elementary students of any grade can look through the pictures and write the text they think would best correspond with what is happening in the pictures. I highly doubt I would use this book in my classroom, but some other teacher may very well find it useful.