LINE AND SCRIBBLE, by Debora Vogrig and Pia Valentinis, Chronicle Books, May 11, 2021, Hardcover, $18.99 (ages 3-5)
Are you a line? Or are you a scribble? Don’t know? You will after reading Debora Vogrig and Pia Valentinis’ delightful Line and Scribble.
Line and Scribble is a picture book that celebrates imagination and friendship through simple shapes.
Line and Scribble do things differently. Line goes straight while Scribble wanders. Line walks a tightrope as Scribble bursts into fireworks. Line likes to draw with a ruler, and Scribble, well . . . doesn’t.
But no matter how different they may seem, Line and Scribble always have enough in common to be best friends. —Synopsis provided by Chronicle Books
The power of this book comes in its simplicity. Both text (in red) and illustrations (black and white) provide the framework for much more.
Though the suggested age range for Line and Scribble is 3-5, older readers will love it, too. My 7-year-old was enamored, deciding which camp each family member fell into after reading it. It has great applications for classroom learning — differences in personality, thinking, learning, etc. This would be a fun gift for a growing family, as well.
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