Friday, December 6, 2013

"Seashells by the Seashore" Children's Book Review

            Hey folks! Welcome to day 3 of our Dawn Publications Spring 2014 releases sneak preview series! I have another wonderful book written by Marianne Berkes to share with today titled Seashells by the Seashore.
            First of all, no, it is not about a girl named Sally selling seashells by the seashore. It IS about a little girl named Sue who spends the day gathering shells along the beach to give to her grandma as a gift. This is a fun book to help children learn numbers 1-10 and about different types of shells and where some of them come from.
            One of the great things about this children's book is that it keeps track of the shells as Sue finds more and more. On the left side of the left page, it visually shows what types of unique shells are added to her collection on each page. For example, Sue finds a Periwinkle shell to begin with then a Kitten's Paw which is added above the previous one, and so on and so forth. Not only does it help children learn to count to 10, as I mentioned, but they will also learn how to identify some basic shells and learn the names of them.
            Again, I love the rhyming in this book as well. It flows nicely and I really believe it helps younger children to remember what they're learning. (Even if they don't realize consciously they're learning. ;) )
            Seashells by the Seashore is actually already available in paperback and hardback copies, so be sure to check out its page on Dawn Publications website HERE. (This would make a great holiday gift for children, especially to read on a cold winter night together!) It will be available sometime around March or April in board book version.

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