PreK Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle

My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle is a uniquely artistic book that allows toddlers and preschoolers to match the colors to the illustrations. What I disliked: This is a great book.  No criticisms. What I liked: I liked how it put the child in charge of the book.  The toddlers needed guidance,… Continue reading My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Nursery Rhyme Funtime

Nursery Rhyme Funtime is a fantastic pull-the-tab book filled with lively pictures and fun rhymes, perfect for preschoolers. What I disliked: Our toddlers loved them, but each time they tried to pull one of the tabs they inevitably ruined it.  Luckily there were many, and the book was high quality, but there's no way I… Continue reading Nursery Rhyme Funtime

Elementary Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

On My Own by Jillian Harker

On My Own written by Jillian Harker and illustrated by Louise Gardner was a favorite of my kids.  This little monkey is trying to get his skills under control while the mama monkey I'm sure is behind the scenes throwing mud in frustration lol. What I disliked: My kids loved it, so I can't complain. … Continue reading On My Own by Jillian Harker

PreK Books, Pursuit of Happiness, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Simba and Nala At Play

Simba and Nala At Play is a Baby's First Disney  Book about opposites, featuring none other than the cute little cubs from Lion King. What I disliked: I love Lion King, can't go wrong 😉 What I liked: Lion King, first of all.  It really hits opposites in a fun way and is a board book -… Continue reading Simba and Nala At Play

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

The Leaves are Falling One by One by Steve Metzger

The Leaves are Falling One by One by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Miriam Sagasti is a fun little book to the tune of "The Ants go Marching One by One."  It's near impossible to read the book without the tune, and the lyrics are pretty well composed. What I disliked: It's a fun nursery… Continue reading The Leaves are Falling One by One by Steve Metzger

PreK Books, Pursuit of Happiness, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Yellow and Yummy

Yellow and Yummy is a Baby's First Disney Books featuring Pooh.  This particular book covers colors from yellow to blue and is a board book, perfect for toddlers. What I disliked: I'm not a big Pooh fan. What I liked: I liked the simple repetition, something both my toddlers enjoyed.  I enjoyed the graphics and… Continue reading Yellow and Yummy

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Who’s Seen the Scissors? by Fernando Krahn

Who's Seen the Scissors by Fernando Krahn is a wonderful book with absolutely no words.  The story is told completely with drawings, and it's fantastic.  I would suggest "reading" this book with your preschooler and letting them make up the words, or having an older child "read" it to a younger - it's interesting how… Continue reading Who’s Seen the Scissors? by Fernando Krahn

PreK Books, Pursuit of Happiness, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Clifford the Weather Dog

Clifford the Weather Dog is a Clifford the big red dog book featuring the four weather seasons. What I disliked: Another childhood favorite, so no criticism here. What I liked: I really liked that it was a board book, perfect for the intended age of early preschool.  It hit on the seasonal changes such as… Continue reading Clifford the Weather Dog

Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berentain is A Bright & Early Book intended for Beginning Readers. What I disliked: While there was only a word or two on each page, the words were difficult for my kindergartener - not easily sounded out (outside, going, etc.).  Then by the time my kindergartener made… Continue reading Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Becky's Favorite Books, Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Pinkalicious Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann

Eggstraordinary Easter is part of Victoria Kann's Pinkalicious series, a series of elementary books my daughter and I have loved reading.  It indicates ages 4-8, but I would read it aloud to that age group.  My daughter could read it independently closer to third grade without getting bored or frustrated, but by then she was… Continue reading Pinkalicious Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann