The title chosen for the 2014 Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child program is Stripes of All Types written and illustrated by Susan Stockdale.
Published in 2013 by Peachtree Publishers, Stripes of All Types explores how animals around the world benefit from their stripes through engaging rhymes and bright, bold images. Each striped creature is described in action in its natural habitat: “Prowling the prairie, perched on a peak, crawling on cactus, and camped by a creek.”
This is the ninth year that the One Book, Every Young Child program has promoted the importance of early literacy by emphasizing the importance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books.
Adults with preschoolers in their lives are reminded to support the development of literacy in preschool children. Because it is important for children to be prepared for school, One Book, Every Young Child provides tips for adults on reading aloud, telling stories, sharing and talking about books as well as providing simple, but fun activities to do with preschoolers.
Previous selections for the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child program are:
Stripes of All Types
In Stripes of All Types, author and illustrator Susan Stockdale brings to life a patterned parade of animals, showing young readers some of the many reasons stripes are found so often in nature. Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and simple phrases keep readers entertained, while a glossary at the back provides more in-depth information on each featured animal. An afterword provides more information on each featured animal and where it lives, and explains the role its stripes play.