More Personification

Add these little gems to your collection of books showing personification.

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A Call for a New Alphabet.  Jef Czekaj.  Charlesbridge, 2011.
Letter X is tired of being near the alphabet and in so few words.  He starts a revolution and calls for a vote on a new Alphabet Constitution.



The Busy Tree.  Jennifer Ward.  Marshall Cavendish, 2009.
The tree tells it’s own story in rhyming couplets, explaining the wildlife and ecosystems it supports.  The life cycle of the tree comes full circle.  Realistic oil paintings inhance the text.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud K-2nd grade



The Eraserheads.  Kate Banks.  Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2010.
Three eraserheads live with a boy in the land of pencils, paper, rulers, letters, numbers and drawings.  They become trapped in one of his drawings and use their skills to escape. “Hooray for mistakes,” the owl says, as the crocodile agrees that without them, “There’d be nothing to learn.”  Picture Book.
Read-aloud 1st-4th grade



The Falling Raindrop.  Neil Johnson & Joel Chin.  Tricycle Press, 2010.
The anthropomorphized raindrop presents the water cycle with humor.  Picture Book.




The Little Red Pen.  Janet Stevens.  Harcourt, 2011.
The Little Red Pen falls in the trash after a long night of working alone, correcting papers all by herself.  All of the desk supplies have excuses for not helping, but find that when they cooperate they can rescue her.  The personified objects are a hoot!
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