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Cassie's Word Quilt by Faith Ringgold

Cassie's Word Quilt

by Faith Ringgold

Series: Cassie

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This book is aimed for very young children. I like it because it is simple and describes Cassie’s daily life and places she likes to go. In addition, it includes beautiful illustrations that are labeled. The illustrations are colorful, engaging, and continue a theme of having a quilt for every setting. This book is great for young children trying to learn new vocabulary. I feel that this book does not really have a plot or character development because it is so simple and repetitive in its language. However, the language is patterned. It states a setting that Cassie like to go, shows a quilt of words that have to do with that setting, and then shows a detailed scene with labels all over the page. For example, “Cassie’s school is a good place to learn and have fun,” is the start of a new setting and the following page has squares with pictures and words such as “classmates,” “desk,” and “clock.” Overall, this is a very good book for begging readers. ( )
  kriley5 | Feb 10, 2015 |
This is an incredible book to use for students learning vocabulary because the book takes a different strategy by making words into a quilt. This is a great book for meaning of words as well.
  KayceBivins | Apr 30, 2014 |
In this book we take the main character from Tar Beach and join her on her journey across harlem. as we see the images she has words to identify the objects. ( )
  lnfranklin | Nov 26, 2013 |
Cute picture book for early readers learning new words in print. Probably helps the cute factor if you know Cassie from other Ringgold books. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Cassie takes us on a tour of her home, neighborhood, and school, dozens of new words are introduced with simple labels throughout. Story uses tier two words that would be appropriate for older children, while the big bright colors would be appealing to younger children.
  kspannagel | Nov 28, 2011 |
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In Cassie's Word Quilt, a young African American girl takes early readers on a remarkable tour of her 1930s-era Harlem home, school, and neighborhood. The tour serves as a vocabulary jaunt, as well. Dozens of objects are clearly labeled; the youngest viewers of this big lap book can point to familiar images as older readers read the captions: "doll," "quilt," "father," "subway," "jump rope." Ringgold's vibrant art captures the excitement of urban life in an era gone by. Gorgeous spreads feature a richly textured quilt motif, with illustrations picking up on the patterns in the squares of fabric bordering the pages. Seldom have we seen a word identification book as artful as Cassie's Word Quilt.

Ringgold's other titles include Caldecott Honor Book Tar Beach (on which Cassie's Word Quilt is based), and companion volumes Counting to Tar Beach and Cassie's Colorful Day. (Baby to Preschool) --Emilie Coulter

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:52:46 -0400)

Names the people and objects that make a girl's New York City apartment, school, and neighborhood special.

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