A Few of My Favorite Things

I am linking up The Teaching Trio and sharing my favourite picture books for teaching the concept of point of view or perspective.  I will be teaching this soon to my first graders and was going through my file for a colleague.  Since this was all fresh in my mind I figured that I would share with you the resources I like to use. 


Chester by Melanie Watt is such a great book.  In it the character of Chester takes over telling the story, fighting with the author and her point of view.  Your students will love it.  Melanie is also the author of the Scaredy Squirrel series of books they are my all-time favourite books to read.   

Dear Mrs. LaRue is another great book that clearly has two differing perspectives.  A dog is away from home writing letters to his owner to tell about how bad of time he is having.  Beside the letters are illustrations showing what is really happening and it differs greatly from the letters.  There is so much to talk about with this book.

Hey, Little Ant!  I love to use this book because the students can really relate to the kid in the book.  It is also great to have students state an opinion should he squish the ant?  I also use it to teach perspective in art as the illustrations are really well done. 

I recommend adding these books to your resource list when teaching this topic.

This post would not be complete without one more favourite thing right now MY 300 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!  Right now I am having a giveaway for two amazing prize packs, one for K-2 Teachers and another for 3-5 teachers.  Each pack also includes an item from Thirty-One one has a wallet and the other a crossbody bag.  Click on the graphic to go to the post and enter.  The giveaway ends on Sunday, January 11th. 
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great book choices! I've always loved "Hey Little Ant" in particular!
    Awesome giveaway :)

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  2. Thanks Sally! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I haven't heard of any of those books. I am going to see if my library has any of them. Point of view is a difficult concept for students to wrap their head around. Thanks for sharing your three favorites!!

    Funky in Fourth

    1. Thanks Cassie! I hope you can find them. They are all great for that topic and exploring alternate points of view as well.


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