Monday, April 8, 2013

Quick Duck! and Slow Snail: Mary Murphy

Our recommend this week is a cute duo from Mary Murphy. Quick Duck! explores prepositions with a speedy duck on his way back to his family. Slow Snail illustrates prepositions as a snail slowly returns for dinner.

The flat, bright, main characters pop against the more gentle watercolor backgrounds. The trails blazed or crept upon are emphasized with foil or shined color. The books also hold Mary's appealing hand-lettering which further demonstrates the featured movement.

Explore quick and slow: over, under, and around with your totz. This would be incredibly fun with a room full of children!

Quick Duck!
Slow Snail
by Mary Murphy
Candlewick Press, 2013

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