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SAT Vocabulary Words in Picture Books: New Shoes for Sylvia

Picture Books That Build Vocabulary

The words for Week 10 are from the picture book, New Shoes for Sylvia by Johanna Hurwitz, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. To think that reading picture books will expose your child not only to a wonderful and gorgeously illustrated story, but to SAT building vocabulary. Jerry Pinkney is also a Caldecott winning illustrator and we are enjoying The Lion and the Mouse at home which  is an amazing work that tells the story solely through watercolor illustrations with almost no words. This is not the case for New Shoes for Sylvia!

picture books that build vocabulary, new shoes for sylvia

p.s. I have a category of posts on SAT Vocabulary Words for Kindergarteners here.

certainly: After a week of rain, the weather was certainly not improving with still more rain expected today.

collective: The children sounded a collective sigh of relief that the forecast for rain was not going to cancel their field trip.

perhaps: Perhaps you prefer apples to watermelon for your snack?

smooth: The stone Zoe found at the beach was oval and smooth like an egg.

patience: I don’t have the patience to complete this jigsaw puzzle.

resourceful: My sister was resourceful in using limes for our lemonade stand when we ran out of lemons.

To view either book more closely at Amazon, please click on image of book.

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Nadine

    I would love to have a “list” of picture books that use rich vocabulary! Maybe an on-going list of sorts.

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