Sunday, October 23, 2011

Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino

I stumbled upon this book while looking for memoirs. Although I don’t think this is a memoir, it is a great personal narrative. In the book, a boy and his father spend every Friday going to breakfast together. The story focuses on their walk to the diner and the people that they see along the way. It is a fantastic book for pointing out how to zoom in on a moment and describe the things that are important.
It can also be a great way to help students brainstorm family traditions or rituals that they have that can become a story.