ROGER IS READING A BOOK -- playful and engaging read-aloud shows readers that shared activities can lead to rewarding friendships
Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen (2015, Eerdmans Books For Young Readers; 42 pages)
Before we open the first page of the book we have a fabulous illustration of rain falling over a city street, painted in gray and green tones, and a window, illuminated with light, that shows us the silhouette of a man reading a book. The man's name is Roger and all he wants is some peace and quiet to enjoy his book. Unfortunately, his neighbor Emily, a young girl, has hobbies of her own that are pretty loud hobbies!
Koen Van Biesen, the author of this picture book, has illustrated more than twenty children's books. He lives in Belgium and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Mortsel. His art is brilliant, and you can visit his Web site here.
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