I have to admit that I have spent a LOT of time of my own volition pouring over the pages of Snowmen at Night because there are HIDDEN PICTURES in each scene. NOT ONLY does the book have a great story and fun rhyme scheme, but the hidden pictures make it for me. There are still a few pages where I’m not confident that I have found them all.
Love this because:
- Cute illustrations
- HIDDEN PICTURES
- Fun concept – sparks the imagination!
Here we go again! This week is another favourite: Alligator Pie.
I can DEFINITELY recite this one from memory. We have this version (board book, illustrated by Sandy Nichols), but Alligator Pie has been around for ages (first published in 1974). This version JUST has the Alligator Pie poem (unlike the Alligator pie book illustrated by Frank Newfeld). Continue reading
Another Tuesday, another board book!
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
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!
Another great resource for basic concepts is Hippopposites also by Janik Coat.
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!