1-2-3 peas by Keith Baker

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Another Tuesday, another board book!

1-2-3 peas

This is quickly turning into a weekly feature of the books my baby boy likes best! 1-2-3 peas by Keith Baker is now solidly in that category.  It’s another one that we discovered through our local library, and we’ve gotten it out a few times now. (I guess that means it’s time to buy a copy haha). Continue reading

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Dearest (Woodcutter Sisters #3) – Alethea Kontis

Dearest
Following Enchanted and Hero, this third installment of the Woodcutter sisters books is about Friday (the sweet, good, selfless and caring seamstress). Borrowing from fairy tales such as “The Wild Swans”, “The Goose Girl”, and “Peter Pan” this is a delightful mix of stories that allow Friday to shine. Continue reading

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Rhymoceros – Janik Coat

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Rhymoceros

Happy Tuesday!

I – okay, my son – received a copy of this book for Christmas and I just love it!! SO many good things about it!

  • Rhyming!  As we know, being able to identify and produce rhyming works is an important pre-literacy skill for young children.  This book is all about the rhymes!
  • Cute, simple illustrations. BONUS – some of the pages are textured. I particularly like the “mossy” Rhino (Rhymo?) and the “quilted” one.
  • Basic concepts!  There are some excellent vocabulary items in this book, including some basic concept words (think things like furry, bumpy, old, strong, chilly, and so on).  Lovely descriptive words!

So fun!

Another great resource for basic concepts is Hippopposites also by Janik Coat.

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Only recently added to my son’s stash of awesome books, it is rapidly becoming a favourite. No surprises, it is all about opposites and thus the points above on cute illustrations and vocabulary apply here also!

I highly recommend both these books! Happy Reading!

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To Catch a Pirate – Jade Parker

To Catch a Pirate

To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker was a book I picked up from the library while looking for something fluffy and diverting.

Annalisa Townsend and her father are off to start a new life but when their ship is attacked by pirates it seems fate has other plans. Although Annalisa attempts to hide in the hold but she is discovered by one of the pirate crew, James Sterling. She convinces him to accept a kiss rather than her mother’s necklace and disappears.  Continue reading

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All of Baby, Nose to Toes – Victoria Adler

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All of Baby, Nose to Toes
All of Baby, Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata, is one of our current favourites. We don’t yet own a copy but we’ve taken this one out from the library a few times now.
I like it because:
  • It’s repetitive. The phrase “Me! I do.” is repeated frequently.
  • A great way to learn body part vocabulary.
  • Nice way to help understand questions – “Who loves baby’s ___?” is repeated again and again.
  • Rhyming! (EXCEPT for the tummy page which randomly DOESN’T follow the rhyme scheme of the rest of the book.  That drives me a little bit crazy and admittedly I creatively add in an extra word so that it does rhyme).
  • Cute illustrations.

We use this book as an opportunity to reinforce those boy part words by kissing or tickling them as we get to the corresponding pages. It makes reading extra fun!

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The Stepsister’s Tale – Tracy Barrett

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The Stepsister’s Tale by Tracy Barrett is the story of Cinderella from the perspective of the eldest stepsister and it is AMAZING! Continue reading

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Oink, Moo, Meow

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Oink, Moo, Meow was my son’s first favourite book.

Oink Moo Meow

This board book features various animals and their sounds (for example, the Cow says Moo…).  The animals all float on white pages, one per page and there are 26 animals in total. I have no idea why he loves it so much, but it seems to be a favourite among other babies I know!  The Say & Play series by Sterling Publishing includes this one, as well as Numbers, Colors, Things That Go and a few others.  I love the simple and bright pictures (all stock photos it seems). They’re great for learning concepts and vocabulary!

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