Inspired by Urban Animals and Isabel’s visits, the students of PS 241 have produced a beautiful book with photos taken on Isabel’s tour of the neighborhood and their own observations about these architectural details. Thanks to Behind the Book for helping to create this fun project!
Isabel reads Urban Animals and delivers her message about the excitement, fun, and importance of looking at the beautiful architecture all around us to 250 children at PS 321.
Isabel helps the students at PS 241 write about architectural details on their school and in the surrounding neighborhood!
This week Isabel is in the classroom with students at PS 241 reading her book Urban Animals and talking about architecture in their school’s neighborhood! This visit is another great Behind the Book event, designed to bring authors into public school classrooms. The students had some great questions ready and were eager to learn more about the process behind Isabel’s books.
“Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge.”
– Kirkus Review (click to read the full review)
“…an intriguing glimpse at an architecturally distinctive community.”
– Publishers Weekly (click to read the full review)
What better way to learn numbers, colors, and shapes than by looking at the world around us! Buildings take on a new air when you begin looking for the circles, squares, diamonds, and lines that decorate them. Isabel’s fourth children’s book, Counting Colorful Shapes-Art Deco Style, is a colorful look at all the art deco designs and shapes in Miami Beach, Florida for young readers age 2 to 6.
Isabel will launch her new book at the 40th annual Art Deco Festival in Miami Beach, January 12 though January 15, 2017.
Urban Animals and Buildings Stories–both selected for the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) 2015 Multicultural Collection–are among the 39 books chosen to encourage children’s interest and learning in topics ranging from the arts, history and social issues to science, technology and engineering.
Isabel Hill is honored and excited to be included in a collection that focuses on reaching at-risk and underserved children. Each book was vetted by children’s literacy experts, and comes with accompanying Common Core-aligned learning resources and activities for parents, teachers, and caregivers to deepen students’ engagement with the texts. The Multicultural Book Collection and its companion activities are an integral part of the landmark Read for Success research study and program model. RIF will distribute the collection to schools and organizations across the country throughout 2015 and 2016 .
Please visit www.rif.org for more information.