Without a doubt this picture filled book of facts about awesome animals will be running off the shelves. I am serious, this book is not only packed full of interesting information but its also a colourful wonderland that will have your least enthusiastic reader turning the pages wanting to learn more.
One thing I have noticed working in a library is that the children always rush to the Non Fiction area, and I think there is something wonderful about that. It is like they have a thirst for knowledge even though they don’t realise just what they are going to be gaining from reading or looking through these books. The Story of Paintings: A History of Art for Children is recommended for children over the age of 7, but this book can be also be used in so many ways for children even younger.
As soon as I took this book out of the package it was sent in I was instantly transported back to my childhood. My little Pony was a huge part of my life growing up and I know I collected a few over the years. What is even more exciting now is that I get to share this book with my niece who also loves the ponies and has quite the collection, and I can’t wait to share in her pure joy as she looks through this book.
I have chosen to share this book with you because I think it is one of those little gems that people may dismiss as just being a sticker book when it is actually so much more. This book not only supports literacy development but also fine motor skills, colour recognition and the ability to pattern and number match.
I have noticed there are a lot of children’s books being written for children and teens about women who have contributed to society both in the past and presently that are due to be published or have recently been published. So, when I came across Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World at the Library in the form of a picture book I had to bring it home for a read and review. I am not a feminist as such, but I do think that both Women and Men should be celebrated.
In this book, Min the microbe (who is as small as a dot), takes you on an adventure looking at microbes and everyday things very very close up (microscopic). The microscope images by Linnea Rundgren are of everyday things we come in contact with such as paper, teeth and skin, which is completely fascinating.
“We are all different , as different as can be…But now look closer” and just like that I was engaged from start to finish, the author had captured my attention and imagination from the first page.
In just six days this book will be hitting shelves both virtual and within stores and there is so much to love about this book. Particularly, the bright colours and the clever use of photos, and the cartoon pictures that make learning about a sport so much fun