Title: How Andrew Got His Spots | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Julie Sneeden | Publication Date: April 16, 2014 | Publisher: eBookPartnership.com | Number of pages: 15 | Recommended age: 3 to 8 Summary: Poor Andrew is feeling very blue, all the other giraffes are very spotty but he is as white as can be. He does not have any spots, you see! He keeps seeing spots wherever he goes… One spot, two spots, three spots, Four! And many, many, many more. “Where did you get your spots?” he asks. Join Andrew as he discovers how the ladybug, the leopard and the owl came to have spots and discovers that spots often appear when you are least expecting them! This is a wonderful rhyming picture book for children of all ages.
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Mixed Bag Mama's Review
Hey folks! I have another super cute children's book by Louise Lintvelt to share with you today: How Andrew Got His Spots. I have to admit, this is probably my favorite children's book I've reviewed lately!
Like most kids, my daughter loves animals so I was especially excited to check this book out. She is mostly obsessed with barnyard animals, so I was happy to "introduce" her to some wild animals she's not as familiar with, such as giraffes and leopards.
She's also very hit or miss when it comes to books. I've checked out some from the library before thinking, "Oh! She'll love this one!" and she ends up caring less about it. Myka seems to really enjoy this one, though. Her eyes light up when she sees it and starts pointing at it and jabbering. She seems to enjoy when I use different voices for the animal characters too, especially Andrew. ;)
I loved this book too for several reasons. One, it's probably the old poet in me coming out, but I love children's books that use rhyming. It's fun and I feel like it grabs kids' attention better. Second, I like that this book tries to teach the importance of being patient. Let's face it: It's a hard concept for even adults to deal with at times!
Finally, while Myka may be too young to understand the message, I like that we can still look at the pictures and point out different animals, count the spots on various animals, etc. Plus, I have a feeling she'll like this book even as she gets older! Definitely be sure to check this one out if you have young children!
About the Author: Louise Lintvelt
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