Monday, July 28, 2014

Book Talk Linky...Road Trip, Round Trip!

I am busy finishing up my Making Sense of Maps and Globes unit which I hope will be available in just a few days in my TpT store!  In the spirit of this upcoming, new goodie, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite travel books...Round Trip by Ann Jonas.
While the story certainly keeps students engaged, it is not the story that I love the's the illustrations.  The illustrations--done completely in black and white--completely transform when the book is turned upside down...when the reader takes a "round trip!"  

This book is a favorite to supplement studies of art, geography, transportation, antonyms, etc.  I love the resulting artwork that it always inspires my students to create, the critical and creative thinking it encourages, and the surprised gasps I get as I turn the story from top to bottom...amazing!  Happy reading!  Shannon :-)

PS--See even more great books by viewing the entire linky at  


  1. So happy to learn of this book! Love the idea of the hidden pictures! Thanks for sharing!
    Kidpeople Classroom

  2. Sure!!! Hope you enjoy as much as we did!!! :-) Shannon

  3. Shannon, I just found your blog today through Mrs. Jump's Book Talk. I also just ordered the book that you introduced to us. It sounds wonderful, and I don't own anything like it! Did you know that Ann Jonas (the author/illustrator) is Donald Crews' wife? We did a book study about him last year as part of Writing Fundamentals.

    Thank you so much, and I'm really glad I found you! :)

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight

  4. That is so neat--I did not know that she was married to Donald Crews!!! Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for stopping by!!! Shannon :-)