Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Book Review: I Love My Mommy Because......... Laurel Porter-Gaylord

Title: I Love My Mommy Because...
Author: Laurel Porter - Gaylord
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile, March 30, 2004
Ages: 1 +

I love my mommy because she reads me stories.

Book Description:
In this book young children learn to appreciate how phrases and actions from their own experiences also apply to animal babies. This book begins with an affectionate scene between a human mother and child, but moves on to care giving in animal families. "She listens when I talk" shows a mother cat and her mewing kitten.

My Review:
This is such an adorable book. My toddler classroom love this book as well. As we go through the pages, we name the different animals and what they are doing in the pages. The illustrations are just wonderful and captivating. My toddler students often like to gaze at the different creatures in the book. The sturdy pages has allowed the book to survive at least three transitions of new toddlers in my room :) 

Five Stars!!!!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Book Review: The Big Red Barn Margaret Wise Brown

Title: The Big Red Barn
Author: Margaret Wise Brown
Publisher: HarperFestival, January 6, 1995
Ages: 1 +
By the big red barn
In the great green field,
There was a pink pig
Who was learning to squeal.
Book Description: Follow a family of farm animals as they spend a typical day on their farm.

My Review:  
This is another classroom favorite. It is usually one of the first books the children reach for when we sit down for circle or one on one bonding time with the children. I often find the children off on their own flipping through the pages looking at the pictures of the animals. The Big Red Barn is fun to read because of the rhyming. It has quite a few words for a board book in a young toddler classroom but it flows so smoothly and the illustrations keep them captivated as listen to the story. This book is great for learning about farm animals and animals sounds.

Five Stars!!!