Each of twelve animal parents (one human) say why they love their offspring, "forever and always".
"On a hot savannah under a shady tree, a lion cub asks, 'How am I special?" The 2-page spread shows the cub, his parents and the savannah. In the next spread, the lions reply by describing how cute the cub is, snuggling and saying "we will love you forever and ever and always." The pattern is repeated, ending with a human couple and child on a picnic. They love his "warm, caring heart" and "bright, curious mind." In each case, there is a 'special' reason for parental love.
Count all ten things the caterpillar eats until it cocoons, and becomes a ...butterfly!!
This is a counting picture board book for the very young that is both instructive and fun. The caterpillar eats through one apple, two pears, ...five oranges, until ten foods most children will like have been chomped. The Hungry Caterpillar, finally, gets a stomach ache that is eased by eating a green leaf, but now the caterpillar is very fat. It makes a cocoon, and transforms into a butterfly, Yaay!! My six year old still enjoys it.
A well done photographic sampling of salt water organisms is presented, with just enough explanation for very early readers.
Excellent labeled photographs show young children tropical aquatic species. A simple comment such as "Jellyfish float up and down in the sea" suggests something of the nature of the organisms in each photograph. The book will suit children interested in sea creatures.
Using only 'K' sounding 'C' words, Clarence Clown's balanced stack of "C" animals crashes when Clara Canary lands on the top.
This is a fun introduction to hard sounding "C" words for children. Clarence Clown begins by catching two "cats carrying canes", on top of which three "Collies carrying clubs" are stacked. Then it's "cows carrying cakes" and Caroline Catfish, ending with a Clara Canary as the last 'straw'. This is a great introduction to a single phonetic sound by alliteration. Apparently, the Berenstains only did "A", "B" and "C".
"Good night _______" is said to a number of dull, inanimate features found in illustrations of a dull and dim room.
The text occasionally rhymes, but is often awkward. The mainly black and white picture elements are often creepy looking: there is a cat in a grandfather clock, scaring a mouse; a 'grandma' rabbit knitting in a chair simply disappears in subsequent images. In a sleepy and 'spacey' way, with no redeeming message or atmosphere, your child can be bored to sleep.
The perfect non-book —no plot, no theme, just a bland statement: read me a book.
Read Me a Book has no structure or 'sense' from page to page. Expect to find plain pictures of a child in different situations with a book. Although its about 'reading', you can expect your child's attention to wander to anything else in the room as long as it isn't this book!