C is for Crews and His Parade of Picture Books

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES

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Donald Crews, the king of picture books, was born in 1938 in New Jersey. After attending art school and getting married, he was drafted into the army and wrote his first picture book while on deployment in Germany in 1963 for his baby daughter.

WHAT HE WROTE

Donald Crews is the author of two of our most favorite children’s picture books: Freight Train, and Parade, but he wrote so many, many others!

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WHY I LOVE HIS PICTURE BOOKS

Long before my children could read, I read these picture books to my kiddos every day. And by every day, I mean literally not a day went by that one of them did not toddle up with our board book copy of Freight Train and ask to sit in my lap and have me read.

The stories are carried by the pictures almost exclusively in Donald Crews’ books. There is so much going on in each page that children will love to look at the bright colorful pages again and again.

The simple, balanced designs teach proportion and balance and with all the bright colors there are so many activities you can do with your own child. One of my favorites is to stop on a much-loved page and ask, “So, how many balloons do you see here? How many red shoes? Can you find the trumpets?”

It is so very easy to get lost in a picture book with a child, and so much fun!

So give Donald Crews a try in your homeschool!


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