Posts tagged with Rhyming Books
24 September 2012 - Book Review: Custard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight
Age 04-08. 4 Stars. This sequel to The Tale of Custard the Dragon charms the reader with more of Nash’s matchless rhyme…. If told with a serious way, the story might be frightening to sensitive children, but the peppy, poetic rhythm and lighthearted images do much to lighten the potentially sinister mood. If your kids liked the original, this is sure to be a hit.
17 September 2012 - Book Review: The Tale of Custard the Dragon
Age 04-08. 4 Stars. The Tale of Custard the Dragon is a whimsical fantasy in verse… Nash’s hilarious wordcraft and sly humor will amuse children and adults alike, and Lynn Munsinger’s whimsical illustrations merrily evoke the mood of the poem, while bringing the rather complex vocabulary into reach for kids.
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.
21 February 2011 - Book Review: The Going to Bed Book
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. There are about a thousand going-to-bed books for toddlers, most of them soothing, almost none of them funny. This one manages to be both.
15 February 2011 - Book Review: The Owl and the Pussycat
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. Brett’s illustrations are lush, vibrant, and rich in detail… Young children may not ordinarily sit still for this poem, with its archaic language and grown-up theme; but this version makes it easily accessible and eminently enjoyable.
15 December 2010 - Book Review: Feast for 10
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. Feast For 10 is a warm, rhythmic story about a family taking a trip to the grocery store and preparing a meal to enjoy together.
11 November 2010 - Book Review: Opposites
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. Sandra Boynton’s lighthearted, silly rhyming books engage toddlers and older children with an innocent sense of humor that will amuse adults as well. This book presents a number of animals illustrating the concept of opposites.
23 October 2010 - Book Review: Hippos Go Berserk
Age 00-04. 4 Stars. In the simply hilarious Hippos Go Berserk, “One hippo, all alone/ Calls two hippos on the phone.” Those hippos come over to the lonely hippo’s delight… Boynton presents this simple plot with rhythmic, rhyming text, and progressive scenes exuberant with visual humor. The silliness is brought down to earth by the educational element of counting forwards and backwards.
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.
14 October 2010 - Book Review: The Remarkable Farkle McBride
Age 04-08. 4 Stars. This unusual rhyming book, full of wordplay and visual humor, tells the story of a child prodigy who, each year of his life, masters a new musical instrument and then tires of it… Lithgow’s playful story may be used to help introduce children to the instruments that make up the orchestra, as well as the mood and dress that go with that social environment.
Some children seem to be impervious to even the most obvious lessons, but in general, a child who spends time in a good writer’s world will find his imagination formed by it, at least a little. — , Enchanting Children, Touchstone Magazine, December 2006
- June 2015
- December 2014
- November 2014
- March 2013
- February 2013
- September 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- March 2011
- February 2011
- January 2011
- December 2010
- November 2010
- October 2010
- September 2010
- August 2010
- July 2010
- June 2010
- May 2010
- April 2010
- March 2010
- February 2010
- January 2010
- December 2009
- November 2009
- October 2009
- September 2009
- August 2009
- July 2009
- June 2009
- May 2009
- April 2009