APA format assignment 2

Bishop, N. (2007). Spiders. New York: Scholastic Nonfiction.

Bragg, G., O’Malley, K., Walker and Company., & C. & C. Offset Printing Co. Ltd. (2011). How they croaked: The awful ends of the awfully famous. New York, NY: Walker & Co.

Eimerl, S., & DeVore, I. (1965). The primates. New York, NY: Time, Inc.

Giovanni, N., & Collier, B. (2005). Rosa. New York, NY: Henry Holt.

Harris, R. H., & Emberley, M. (1999). It’s so amazing!: A book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies, and families. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press.

McDonnell, P., Schulz, J., Little, B., & Command-Z Design. (2011). Me… Jane. New York: Little, Brown.

Nelson, K. (2008). We are the ship: The story of Negro League baseball. New York, NY: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children.

Sweet, M., Newborn, R., Paquette, C., Houghton Mifflin Books for Children., & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. (2011). Balloons over Broadway: The true story of the puppeteer of Macy’s Parade. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.


APA format

Brown, P. (2014). My teacher is a monster!. New York, NY: Little Brown and Company.

Deedy, C. A., & Austin, M. (2007). Martina, the beautiful cockroach: A Cuban folktale. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree.

DePaola, T. (1983). The legend of the bluebonnet: An old tale of Texas. New York: Putnam.

Falconer, I. (2000). Olivia. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Klassen, J. (2012). This Is Not My Hat. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Munsch, R. N., & Martchenko, M. (2006). The paperbag princess. Lindfield, N.S.W: Scholastic Australia.

Sendak, M. (1963). Where the wild things are. New York: Harper & Row.

Singer, M., & Masse, J. (2010). Mirror mirror: A book of reversible verse. New York, NY: Dutton Children’s Books.

Smith, L. (2010). It’s a book. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Wiesner, D. (2003). The three pigs. Princeton, NJ: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.

Assignment 2 summaries

This book is an informative book about spiders. It explains why their bodies are shaped a certain way. Why they have different colors. How they live in their habitat. How they make their webs and eat their prey. The pictures were very intriguing and realistic. There was a variety of spiders to be educated on.

It’s so amazing
This book is filled with many topics that have to do with reproduction. It starts with the myths of how a baby gets made. Then it goes to the facts. It has a colorful comical way of explaining the information. It explains the nine month process a woman goes through while being pregnant. It ends with the baby being born and having a family.

Balloons over Broadway
This book tells the true story of the puppeteer of Macy’s Parade. Tony Sarg is the man who invented the giant balloons of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The book starts from when he was a little boy with an inventive mind to how he became the famous man of the Macy’s parade.
How they Croaked
This book is about how famous people died. This is a fiction book that is creative on famous people died. It is written about nineteen famous people. The art work and touch of humor was interesting and different. The deaths can be disturbing therefore; they give you a warning at the beginning of the book.

We are the ships
Due to multiple sources and research this book informs the reader about the negro players that change baseball history. Some are legendary known and some players I was not aware of. Therefore, I learned more about baseball. They all have different and remarkable stories. The pictures stand out to me because they are oil paintings.

This book is about a young girl named Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. She has an imagination and observes the natural world around her. She wants to life a live devoted to helping all animals. In the end, she realizes her dream has come true.

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas
This book is informative about three women scientists of the twentieth century. It explains the groundbreaking research every scientist established. They research three apes and how different and spectacular. It also show how each lady’s research made an impact. This book gives make the reader interested in an endangered animal.

This book is about a courageous African American woman named Rosa Parks. In Montgomery, Alabama she refused to give up her seat on a city bus, which changed the rules of American Africans sitting in the back of the bus. Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most well known figures in the American civil rights movement. This tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the history that changed after.

Assignment #1 Summaries

Assignment 1 Summaries


The three little pigs:
One pig builds a house of straw. One pig builds a house of straw. One pig builds a house of bricks. The wolf watches and blows the first two houses down. He came through the chimney of the brick house and burned his bottom from a pot of boiling water. He went running home. All three live happily ever after.

Martina the beautiful cockroach:
Martina the cockroach was looking for a husband. Her grandmother told her to do a coffee test to help her make her decision. She did the coffee test by accidently spilling coffee on the her potential suitors to see how they react. The rooster, pig, and lizard failed the coffee test. The mouse won because he has a Cuban grandmother and ended up putting the coffee on her.

This is not my hat
A little stole a little hat from a big fish that was asleep. He was hoping the big fish would not notice. He went into big plants. The crab saw him and told the big fish where the little fish was going. The big fish found him and took his hat back.

Legend of the Bluebonnet
The tribe is asking the spirits to give them water and rain. The Indian she-who-is-alone has a special doll form ancestors burned the doll as a gift to the spirits. The spirits gave the land bluebonnets, birds and rain. They named her One-who-dearly-loved-her people. Every spring the gods provided bluebonnets to the land. Which is now called Texas.

Olivia wanted her teacher to get teacher of the year when she being evaluated. She tried to make her teacher look good but the evaluator got mad with the chaos. So the kids got together and decided to make her teacher of the year. They showed her everything they learned and put her picture on the bus. They took a ride on the bus and Olivia felt she felt she did a good job making her teacher feel good about teacher of the year. One night Max dressed up in a outfit and caused mischief. His mom called him wild things and he said ill eat you up. He got sent to his room as the room grows in a forest. A boat comes for him. When he got to the land where the wild things are he tamed them with a magic trick. They named him king and let them rump free. He missed home and sailed back home where supper would be waiting for him.

Paper bag Princess
A princess had nice clothes and a going to marry a prince. A dragon came and eats her castle and took her fiancé. She had nothing to wear but a paper bag. She told him to burn the forest he had no more fire in him. She told him to fly around the world. The dragon fell asleep. The prince got mad at her for looking like a mess and told her to come back when he was cleaned up. He told him he has nice clothes but, is a bum and left him.

Mirror, Mirror
This book is fairy tales written in reverse. They use fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Sleepy Beauty. Each page shows the one point of view and then the opposite point of view. It is good for the readers to realize that real life is not always a fairy tale. It also shows how one story can be interrupted many ways.

My teacher is a monster
This is a story about how a student views her teacher as a monster. The student’s opinion changes when they see her at a park. They have a normal conversion and threw a paper airplane together. The student realized the teacher was not such a monster after all. Once, she gets back to school the teacher turned back in a monster.

It’s a Book
A donkey and monkey are discussing about a book. The donkey is confused with what a book does. The donkey asks if it can twit and the monkey says no to all of the donkey’s ideas. At the end the donkey starts to read the book. Then he realizes what it is like to read a book.

Textbook Assignment #2

Assignment 2


  1. The book “It’s So Amazing” has the evaluation criteria of style. The book is informative starting from the beginning of reproduction. The first page is about meeting the birds and the bee to the end of the reproduction process being Let’s Celebrate an explanation of birthdays. This book is not just informational but it has its own unique style or voice in expressing the information. The presentation of the information has animated, colorful pictures. The message of the book is expressed in a comical way and comic book way of formatting the pictures. The author’s shows enthusiasm is expressed in the title being “It’s So Amazing”. An added touch of passion is shown on the inside cover when the author writes a note to the reader.

2. The book “Spiders” has the evaluation criteria of Design. The artful appearance is attractive and readable. There is a picture of a different spider on each page that matches the information. The pictures are real life pictures taken from a professional photographer named Nic Bishop. The book states the location of the spiders which is French Guiana and Costa Rico. This gives the children an accurate picture of what the spiders are supposed to look like. The pictures are appropriate and clear and placed appropriately. The pictures help the children comprehend the text.

  1. The book “We are the Ship” has the evaluation criteria of Design and Accuracy. An important element to this book is an artful appearance. The artwork is different from the other books. The author decided to use oil paintings. Nelson’s paintings have been exhibited in many galleries and museums around the world. The author quotes he wanted the oil paintings to be breathtaking in their perspective, rich in emotion, and for theses last heroes of our national game. The pictures complicate the text. The author’s text is accurate information. He researched with books, documentaries, and films on the subject, and a number of web sites dedicated to Negro League history.
  2. The book “Ballons over Broadway” has the evaluation criteria of style. This book is not just a book of literature. The illustrations and presentation of text is lively and unique, The illustrations are a mix of watercolor, illustrations, collages, paper from old books to make paper-mache’ puppets, fabrics and all painted or altered to illustrate what it may have felt in Sorg’s world.
  3. The book “Rosa” has the evaluation criteria of Design. The illustrations compliment the text. The author captured Rosa Parks’ essence in the pictures of her with great detail. The textures and patterns of the clothing and accessories are realistic looking. The illustrations are used with watercolors and collage. There is some strong verbal language used but, it stressed the dissimulation between the two races.
  1. The book “Me…Jane” has the evaluation criteria of style. The illustrations are whimsical, childlike watercolor and ink illustrations make this book stand out. It has minimal text. It was an old-fashioned type with subtly colored illustrations with the use of ornamental engravings form the 19th, and early 20th century. The message of the story is inspirational to young readers. It encourages kids to dream big.
  2. The book “Primatives” has the evaluation criteria of design. The book is readable and inviting with the illustrations. The author was creativity with the illustration and clear text. It made a historical topic become fun for children to learn about. Even though the book is short it is a great starting point to studying apes.
  3. The book “How they Croaked” has the evaluation criteria of style. This book is entertaining with the text but also with the illustration. The information it states is interesting and creative. For example, it notable Einstein quotes, Cremation 101, and Phobias. There is a picture of every page from pictures of feet to bugs. The pictures are all in black and white. These colors match the front cover of the skeleton. The colors and words give it a creepy, deathly feel to it.

Textbook Assignment 1

Assignment 1
The Three Little Pigs
Visual Effects:
1. Line: The lines are very fine and have a blended look on their bodies. This gives them a fluffy feel. It sets a fairytale like mood with a delicate feel to the story. The lines on their clothes are more distinct and sharp. This gives them a stronger feel.
Evaluation Criteria:
2. Plot: The pictures help the plot move the action forward. There is a conflict and series of happening. The wolf trying to destroy the three little pigs. The resolution being the three little pigs scaring the wolf away.
Martina the Beautiful cockroach:
Visual Effects:
1. This whole book shows a 3-D illustration. On page six, the 3-D illusion is more emphasized with the roster and the other characters are faded into the page. This makes the reader focus on the main characters.
Evaluation Criteria:
2. Plot: There is a conflict when the Martina is ready to get married but does not have a husband. Another conflict arises when she does a coffee test on potential suitors and they fail her test. This story can be relevant to young children. Teaching them that you may not always get what you were initially expecting in a situation. There is a clear series of events that lead up the clever ending.

This is not my hat:
Visual Effect:
1. The shapes vary in this book. They make the big fish very big with small plants. They make the small fish with big plants. To convey the difference of sizes between the fishes.
Evaluation Criteria:
2. Plot: There is conflict between the big fish and little fish because; the small fish took the big fish’s hat. Illustrations help to figure out the sequence of events.
The Legend of the bluebonnet:
Visual Effects:
1. Color: On the first page the colors are blain with tan, yellow and brown. The land is a tan color. This shows the reader the lack of water the land has had. The grass would be green if it has had the appropriate amount of water.
Evaluation Criteria:
2. Cultural Markers: Pictures depicted the Native American culture. The Indians were dressed all alike for representing their tribe. They had tribal names and traditions.

Olivia and the best teacher ever:
Visual Effects:
1. Texture: This book shows a 3-D illustration. On the second page, the 3-D concept is emphasized with the pigs but, not with the surrounding around. This makes the reader focus on the main characters.
Evaluation Criteria:
2. Plot: The emotion growth of the main character is evident in the book. The character starts with being hopeful that her teacher could be teacher of the year. Changes to disappoint when the teachers evaluator leaves the room upset with the chaos in the room. The character ends with being proud because she made her teacher feel special by having the class show her what they have learned from her.
Where the wild things are:
Visual Effects:
1. Composition: On page nine, the picture of the Max on the boat traveling to the wild animals. This page answers the question of the title, “Where the Wild Things Are”. Shape dominates this page it shows the initial encounter of Max and the wild things. The wild things look excited by their body language and facial expression and Max’s facial expression shows he is agitated.
Evaluative Criteria:
2. Setting: The themes of the relationship between Max and the wild things have personal resonance for the child reader in a way that is meaningful and worthwhile. . Children can relate to Max with having a thirst for curiosity and energy to play with others. Children often play dress up and pretend they are in island or castle. The children connect to this story with having their own make believe animals or toys similar to Max and the wild things.

The Paper bag princess:
Visual Effects:
1. Color: There is five main colors used. Black, red, orange, green, and yellow. One the first once page. On the female there is not much color on her dress except one the characters faces and red hearts near her face. On the male there is a lot of color from head to toe. The focus of color was more on the male to convey the symbolism that he is more important and focus needs to be on him.

Evaluation Criteria:
2. Setting: The pictures show the setting in the king and queen days. From the location being the castle to their regal clothes and crown.

Mirror, Mirror:
Visual Effects:
1. Color: On Rapunzel’s Locks page colors help represent the mood of negative to positive. The left side the colors are dark. The clouds are dark blue and black conveying a negative atmosphere. On the right side, the colors are bright. The clouds are light blue conveying a positive atmosphere.
Evaluation Criteria:
2. Style: This book is individual in its writing. It is written one way then twisted to the opposite. It makes the reader realize how a sentence can be rearranged and have different meaning. The point of view can interpret in two ways. Most of the fairytales have a positive and the negative viewpoint.
It’s a Book
Visual Effect:
1. Shape: The portions of sizes vary within the characters. One character is very big with an exaggerated head. The other character is medium sized with a larger head. The bigger character is educating the medium character. Maybe the author did this for a reason to indicate that the larger character is older.
Evaluation Criteria:
2. Illustrations: The pictures are entertaining and intriguing. The character has distinct facial features and body sizes. The illustrations compliment the words of the story. There is text in bold to emphasize the mood.
My teacher is a monster
Visual Effect:
1. Color: They used the colors well to convey the emotion. The teacher’s skin was green to represent evil and aggregated. She wore a black dress with pointy heels to represent a witch.
Evaluative Criteria:
2. The pictures illustrations captivated the mood of the teacher. In the beginning she was a green ugly dinosaur teacher, in the middle when she became nice she, turned into a normal looking women. In the end, she returns back into a green monster. The text in bold displayed the emotion in that moment.