Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Picture Book: Wow! Said the owl

Tim Hopgood has created a lovely concept book about colours.

Little owl takes a long nap, and wakes up right at dawn. With the sun comes a rainbow of beautiful colours that she's never seen before!

Preschoolers will love the gentle story, and the repeating refrain will have them chanting along with Owl. A wonderful, simple book for younger readers, and a perfect readaloud for groups.

Concept Book

Ages 1-3

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Board Book: Where is My Baby?

This bright, die-cut board book is a very simple introduction to the most common farm animals and their babies. Using the familiar "where's my baby?" theme, each full page spread depicts a worried parent asking for their baby. Turn the half-page, and the joyful animal is reunited with their infant.

This is a successful riff on a popular toddler theme, particularly well suited for preschoolers of 9-18 months. As an added bonus, author Harriet Ziefert uses the correct terminology to describe each animal baby. The pig finds her piglet, the goat her kid, the cow her calf, and so on.

A great offering with whimsical, bright pictures.

Board book
Ages 0-3
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