Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Children's Literature Author Study by Morgan DiFruscio
Quite the Traveler...
Now she is well-known for her multicultural books that span teaching numbers and shapes to longer stories about cultural traditions. She still travels a lot, but now has something a little more special she can bring back: a worldly story to share.
One is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers
The simplistic, repetitive, rhyming text is perfect for emerging readers, especially in a global classroom making efforts to learn about other cultures. It is important to realize that other countries do things that we may not do, like eat certain foods, or play certain games, but it is just as important to understand that some things are universal, like loving to play outside, or enjoying friends.
Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes
Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors
Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World