Do you remember having a wagon that sparked your imagination? Mine was red. I remember sitting in it and pretending to fly like Amelia Earhart. Or, the wagon would become a limo and I was the movie star waving at her fans. The wagon carried my dog as we went on adventures. Spark any memories now?
Friday my Radio Flyer Flew was a book that caught my eye. On the front cover, a boy is sitting in his red wagon with flying goggles on, sailing through the air. Zachary Pullen created an excellent text about a boy who lets his imagination go. He pulls the reader in and gives him/her a glimpse into the child’s creativity. The large zoomed-in illustrations capture your eye.
Savorings for reading and in writing for Friday my Radio Flyer Flew:
- Transitions – One Saturday, Then on Monday, Finally
- Snapshot of an event each day
- Sequencing the days of the week
- Ellipse – connects the events of one page to the next
- Specific Verbs – motivated, tinkered