21 of the Best Opening Lines in Children's Books - WeAreTeachersThanks in advance for your suggestions! He is a master at surprise endings, circular endings, and "write the next chapter in your head" endings. Put together a pile of books. Divide the class into partners. Divide up the books.
Every picture book must begin somewhere and those opening lines are surprisingly important. For one thing, buyers on Amazon who use the "Look Inside" feature to browse the book often only see that first page. And browsers checking out the book at a bookstore often read the first page and flip through the rest, looking at the pictures. So those opening lines can mean the difference between making a sale and not. With that in mind, let's look at some opening lines. He climbs onto his bicycle, and sets off on his way. With that as the first page, we know immediately that the focus is going to be on this mailman and that we're going to see him in action, but we also recognize that the tone of this book is going to be more serious and the pacing will be slower.
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Secret of Rover. Rachel Wildavsky. Amulet Books, After their parents and newly adopted sister are kidnapped by foreign militants who are after their secret invention Rover , twelve-year-old twins, David and Katie, escape the evil nanny to help rescue their parents. Because of Winn-Dixie. Kate DiCamillo.
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