The Little Island

Author: Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrator: Leonard Weisgard

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1946

Genre: Animals, Picture Book, Young Adult

Audience: 3+

Awards: Caldecott Medal

Overview: The little island in the middle of the ocean experiences the many changes of the weather and seasons.  This little island is quite big to all the creatures that live on it. The beautiful watercolors along side the poetic text, helps to paint a clear picture of the island in the readers mind. 

Activity: Have students take a sentence or two from the book and draw a picture to accompany the text.  Take the completed work and make a book out of it. 

Reviewer’s Name: Kristen