Hey folks! It's hard to believe it's already time for Dawn Publications' Spring 2017 releases! We recently received our review copies in the mail and let me tell you, there is a great line up, so let's get right to it!
There's a Bug on My Book! By John Himmelman; Recommended for ages 3-8
“There's a Bug on My Book will stretch your child's imagination and introduce him or her to the myriad of different ways that animals move...”
-Seems to be Myka's favorite of the 3 because she's 4 and very interested in bugs.
-Nice simple text for young kids.
-Fun to pretend the critters are really on the book and move the pages around to get them off.
-Encourages literacy and outdoor time!
-Learn about special traits of the different critters, like slugs producing slime to glide around on.
-Learn about the food chain some.
-Included in the “Explore More” section at the back:
-Learn more about the critter characteristics that are talked about in the book.
-What qualifies critters as bugs.
-Activity suggestions: Bug hotel, design an insect, games, & more.
Baby on Board By Marianne Berkes, Illustrated by Cathy Morrison; Recommended for ages 3-8
“Tucked in pouches, gripped in teeth, propped on backs, or underneath-these are just some of the clever ways animals carry their babies. How did someone carry you?”
-These two ladies are hands down my favorite author and illustrator from Dawn Pub.
-Beautiful pictures, as usual.
-Not wordy, which is great for youngsters. Pleasant flow with memorable rhyming.
-Extra facts on each page about mama and baby interactions.
-Myka also really liked this one. Plus, it's fun for her to look at by herself even if we're not reading it.
-Matching game to test memory of story.
-Suggested activities for reading aloud, language arts, math, and more.
Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You By Karin Ireland, Illustrated by Christopher Canyon; Recommended for ages 5-9
“Nature can be a great teacher, reminding us to do things at our own pace, meet challenges, and trust ourselves. With a light touch especially suited for children, Karin Ireland shapes the qualities of nature into a metaphor for encouraging childre to do and to be their best...”
-Encourages kids to make observations in nature.
-Lessons from nature related to our own lives and made easier for children to understand, such as being ourselves, doing your best, accepting change, etc.
-Lovely, vibrant illustrations.
-Seems like a great book for early elementary kids who are just learning to navigate the social intricacies of society and discovering themselves.
-More info on the animals.
-Activity suggestions for home and the classroom.
All three of the spring releases are currently 25% off, so be sure to head over to Dawn Publications and grab your own copies! You can also follow Dawn Pub on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.