Posts tagged with Repetitive Books
16 November 2014 - Book Review: From Head to Toe
Rating: In Eric Carl’s engaging book for toddlers, an array of animals take turns showing an action they can do and each ask a child, “Can you do it?” Each child responds by copying the action, saying “I can do it!” Preschoolers will follow the children’s example and learn the names of animals, body parts [...]
16 September 2012 - Book Review: Tails
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. Tactile books, with their touchable pictoral inserts, movable pull-tabs, and trite verbiage, are invariably intriguing to the preschool set and wearying to parents. This one is a nice change… The vocabulary is more varied than the standard board book fare, and many parents will be able to survive two dozen readings without feeling the urge to hide the book on a high shelf.
11 April 2012 - Book Review: Pie in the Sky
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. In this story, similar to Growing Vegetable Soup, a child narrator traces the growing cycle of a cherry tree…. This book is best suited for a preschool audience, although older children may also enjoy it, especially if they are artistically inclined or if they might have an opportunity to try out the recipe.
28 November 2011 - Book Review: Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. Christelow adds another rhythmic, repetitive troublemaking adventure as Mama’s Five Little Monkeys climb into a tree and tease a crocodile, while Mama trustfully naps by the bank.
5 March 2011 - Book Review: But Not the Hippopotamus
Rating: Once again, Sandra Boynton makes it look easy to produce a rhythmic, repetitive, and hilarious story that the youngest tots and the most jaded adults will enjoy. In this simple plot, a shy hippo watches as other animals engage in social activities, and the refrain repeats, “But not the hippopotamus.” Finally, the other animals [...]
2 March 2011 - Book Review: Mr. Gumpy’s Outing
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. Mr. Gumpy, who lives by a river, takes his boat for a pleasure trip one day… John Burningham captures all the elements of a comforting toddler book: well-paced repetitive action, precise use of language, and a predictable climax, suffused with a subtle, gentle humor.
21 October 2010 - Book Review: Dinosaur Roar
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. This is one of those rhythmic, rhyming, funny books with emphasis on adjectives, this time describing the characteristics of brightly-colored, extremely funny dinosaurs.
5 October 2010 - Book Review: The Grouchy Ladybug
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. The Grouchy Ladybug follows an insect through her day, providing some preschool-level humor along with a little bit of learning… The ladybug’s absurd behavior provides a humorously dramatic example of how pride can deceive people into acting in crazy, self-destructive ways (Proverbs 16:18). Young children will enjoy the silliness, even if they don’t absorb the moral, and the story ends happily. It’s not quite as charming as the Caterpillar, but it’s a very enjoyable read-aloud.
28 August 2010 - Book Review: The Very Busy Spider
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. In this pleasant sequel to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle introduces a spider who, carried by the wind, lands on a fence post and begins to spin her web… The spider’s example of steady, goal-oriented and satisfying work is a good model for children who need to grow up into productive adults.
12 July 2010 - Book Review: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. This is a pleasant follow-up to Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?, with the rhythmic refrain changed by one word. This volume focuses on animals found in the zoo.
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