The story is perfectly complemented by Cassandra Allen's jaunty, simple and playful illustrations, which provide a terrific source of visual clues for pre-readers looking to recognize words. The rhyming and repetition will make this a favorite read-aloud choice for storytime, as children will happily participate in reading the repeated sections, which are so easily and quickly memorized. In addition, there is a ?Fishy Facts? spread at the back of the book that contains a true fact about each animal in the story (including ?A blue whale can eat millions of krill a day!?), which would make for a fantastic introduction to a discussion on the size of sea creatures and the food chain.
The only complaint (other than the cover) that I have is that this series ( Biggest Baddest Books for Boy) is incredibly sexist. I dislike teaching children that some things are aimed toward their gender and those are the things they should be interested in. I'm very unhappy with this categorization. Bugs are for everyone. Period.
This adorable retelling of the age old fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" will have you laughing out loud! My littles enjoyed the easy to understand story and my three year old even picked up that the story warns against lying.
Magic Beach's target audience is roughly upper elementary and lower middle school age. I say this with a bit of hesitation because I feel like it could fit a broader age range depending on the child. I read it to my almost three year old son and he ate it up.
In his swampy home, Solomon is looking for fun but nobody wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in a flap, and the hippo is downright huffy. But then somebody else starts making a ruckus . . . and for once it is NOT Solomon. Could it be the perfect pal for a lonely croc? Matching vibrant art with rollicking words, Scottish artist Catherine Rayner has created a funny, reassuring story about a rambunctious youngster who chases off the friends he's trying to make.
This prompt comes from The Daily Post. Each day they post a new prompt. It really helps get the creative juices flowing. Check them out for yourself. You might find just the inspiration you've been looking for. This is an age old problem for parents of littles. We try to keep the toys organized. We … Continue reading Countless – The Daily Toy Sweep
Somewhere along the line of our social evolution we have become fearful of touch. Whether it be a mother with her baby, a lover, a friend or even a stranger. We are programmed to accept every touch with hesitation. We must evaluate it's intention. Our first instinct is to be fearful. How very very sad for us.
A 2013 'Wishing Shelf' Gold Award Winner!! Read the fun times and adventures Harry and his Dad share together during the day while working in their garden, then enjoy the fictional bed time stories Dad created for Harry about all the new insect friends they met that day. The book also contains a lovely foreword … Continue reading Children’s Book Review “The Insect Hotel” David Stringer
A word to the wise. Do not show up at my house at nap time. Actually, don't do that to any parent. It makes us hate you deep inside our souls for your inconsiderateness. I don't know why it always happens this way but on the rare occasion I have a visitor they ALWAYS show … Continue reading Do Not Show Up At Nap Time.
Click Here To Buy! There's a frog on the log in the middle of the bog. A small, green frog on a half-sunk log in the middle of the bog.... What an adorable story! My son loves the rhyming and counting all the different bog critters that the frog ingests. The illustrations are cute and match … Continue reading Children’s Book Review “A Frog in the Bog” Karma Wilson & Joan Rankin