Bibliographic Information: Bunting, E., & Himler, R. (1990). The wall. New York: Clarion Books.
Brief Annotation: A lot of lives are lost when a war happens. To honor and respect those who lost their lives in battle there is a wall, in which relatives, and people can go to honor and remember those people who gave their lives in war. A young boy and his father go and visit the wall to remember the boy’s grandfather who lost his life in battle.
Grade Level: K-3
Readers who will like this: Children who have relatives who are in the military; children who
Rating/Response: 4 This is a great book to read aloud because it is a book full of deep meaning and feelings.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Why do you think the little boy and his father look so sad on the cover of the book?
Reading Strategy: Questioning
Rationale for Strategy: The illustrations in this book are very vivid and filled with emotions, so are the words and with this I thought that it would be a great book for children to ask questions on why certain illustrations show a certain type of feeling and then going into deeper questioning about the book as well.
Posted by: Yesenia Corral