- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.