It’s school picture day at Inly. The rain has moved the photographer inside so the library has temporarily been transformed into a studio. The good part is that every student is visiting the library, and I’m witnessing all kinds of interesting exchanges between the photographer and her subjects. Lots of stuffed animals being called into service to entertain young children, older girls are helping each other with their hair and complementing their friends on their new clothes. The photographer is asking each student what they plan to be for Halloween, so I’m definitely taking notes on which monster and princess books to have ready for that celebration. The little girl currently having her picture taken is planning to be a peacock – that is one costume I’m looking forward to seeing!
Understandably, the books I’m thinking about are all about taking pictures…
Pictures From Our Vacation by Lynne Rae Perkins (A very cool picture book for kids over six…a story about a family’s road trip and what cameras can’t capture.)
Penguins by Liz Pichon (This book is really funny. A group of penguins in a zoo find a camera left behind by a young visitor and decide to use it. When a zoo employee returns the camera to the girl the next day, she is treated to all of the pictures the penguins took of each other!)
Flotsam by David Wiesner (Like everything by David Wiesner, this is a really inventive and magical book. A boy goes to the beach searching for treasure that has washed ashore. One of the things he finds is a camera that has been underwater.)