Tall Giraffe w/music
My second picture book is an amazing combination of artistry, both visual and aural with text that is actually a song of rhythm and rhyme. The text of the book is a dittie I wrote during a workshop at Concordia College in Chicago during an annual back-to-school conference at the invitation + challenge of a fellow presenter. The song is based on a call & response format which is a method of interaction for short term memory skills. The song continues to unfold in a cumulative style which fosters longer term memory and recall. The whole work is filled with rhyme; both internal phrases and end phrases delight the ear and reinforce phonological lessons with a smile.