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, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza

When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza is an adorable board book perfect for toddlers. What I disliked: Nothing.  This book is adorable. What I liked: I loved how the mightiest of the animal kingdom can be influenced by the tiniest.  I loved the story line, I loved the illustrations, I loved that it was… Continue reading When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

The Tale of Pip & Squeak by Kate Duke

Pip & Squeak by Kate Duke is an adorable book about two competitive mice, showing sibling rivalry at its finest. What I disliked: SO many words!  The kids loved it, but by bedtime I am ready for the two promised books to whiz by so I can crawl into my comfy bed.  Pip & Squeak… Continue reading The Tale of Pip & Squeak by Kate Duke

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold

Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechrold is a creative story about an expanding pair of socks and all the imaginative uses Duck finds for them. What I disliked: It was a great kids book.  No criticisms. What I liked:  I loved the creativity in this book.  I imagine this is how a young… Continue reading Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

My Two Hands My Two Feet by Rick Walton

My Two Hands My Two Feet is a novel children's book by Rick Walton and Illustrated by Julia Gorton.  This book is written with fun poetic rhymes, with one half of the book focusing on hands and the other half focusing on feet.  In order to read the other half, the book has to be… Continue reading My Two Hands My Two Feet by Rick Walton

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper

A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper with pictures by G. Brian Karas is a sweet little story from the farm animals' point of view as their favorite little boys heads off for his first day of kindergarten. What I disliked: Nothing.  This is a sweet little book with cute pictures and a fun story line.… Continue reading A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Welcome to the Zoo by Alison Jay

Welcome to the Zoo by Alison Jay is a beautifully artistic intrepretation of a day at the zoo.  Though there are no words, the final page of the book gives some "I Spy" type challenges to go back and find. What I disliked: I really wanted there to be words!  If it were a board… Continue reading Welcome to the Zoo by Alison Jay

Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Meet Me at the Moon by Gianna Marino

Meet Me at the Moon by Gianna Marino is a precious book made over the top excellent by its incredible illustrations.  The book speaks of ways that we connect with our children, even if we can't physically be there. What I disliked: As a Christian I struggle with praying to the sky for anything, but it's… Continue reading Meet Me at the Moon by Gianna Marino

Open Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells, Max series

Max's First Word by Rosemary Wells is part of the Max series.  The particular book we have is a board book perfect for toddlers.  Ours is well worn from being "read" by both our toddlers for years. What I disliked: I am not a big fan of the Max series.  I think there's a correlating… Continue reading Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells, Max series

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson with lots of repetition, perfect for those preschoolers preparing for the biggest day of their lives. What I disliked: It's not very eye appealing, but it works for the intended audience (kindergartners) perfectly! What I liked: I liked that it helped ask the questions my preschoolers weren't… Continue reading Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson