Each Peach, Pear, Plum
Nursery rhyme and storybook characters are hidden in charming watercolor illustrations. As each is found, he or she is obvious in the following two-page spread, so that after just a few readings the child is able to recognize just the small bit of the character that is exposed when hidden. In the end, all happily share a plum pie in the sun.
Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild!
The wonderful Mem Fox has got it right again as she captures perfectly one of those moments in one of those days that we all wish we’d never have — when the ever-patient mother finally blows her cool. Poor Harriet doesn’t mean to be a ‘pesky child’ and, of course, her mother doesn’t mean to lose her temper, but all’s well in the end with a heartfelt hug and a little hilarity. A very reassuring little book.
This is an interactive book for the youngest child. There are four sturdy, double-sided puzzle pieces that nestle into the simple pages, which offer just enough narrative to provide shape for structuring the interaction. Don’t worry – as fun as the puzzle possibilities are, the book maintains its integrity even if a piece goes missing!
Here is an interactive book for the more mature listener, one who has begun to make predictions and have expectations about how the world works. A tongue-in-cheek offering for a generation of children who are growing up with touch screens in their lives, this is FUN!
101 Places You Gotta See Before You’re 12!
The richer a child’s experience of the world is, the more solid the foundation for supporting future learning. Many of the ideas in this book suggest experiences that are local and inexpensive, and could easily be the basis of a wonderful summer to-do list – get ready to be inspired!