A brilliantly tale told in only two letters – just how those letters are used makes all the difference! Frog finds himself in some relaxing situations (Aaaahhh), some threatening situations such as a dog eyeing him (ah ha!), and some triumphant situations (ha! ha10!). This story would appeal to all ages. Little N enjoyed the pictures and repeating the words. He loved me telling him about the situations.
Newly hatched Dinah dinosaur has lots to explore and learn. She observes a kiss, but cannot seem to get it quite right – stomping and chomping get in the way. She finally finds the perfect partner with whom she can experiment – another baby dinosaur. A silly tale with lots of action!
I’ve always enjoyed this poem, and I’ve always enjoyed Lois Ehlerts colorful collages. Little N had fun with this story, and I think would make a great segue into collage crafting – especially how simple it would be to replicate the mice.
I picked this up because I loved the colorful cover, and I knew Little N loved buses. I didn’t have time to read it before we got into the car, but I gave it to Little N to peruse while in his car seat. I heard him chime bus, plane, train, and boat. I wondered what he was babbling on about. Well, when we got home and read the story – sure enough there were all those modes of transportation. Pair that with a couple of cats and dogs, and you have one fine story for toddlers, not to mention a bit of simple math going on!
I loved the playful format of this book. The shortened page in the middle of the spread allows the overall picture to be slightly changed. Great way to review animal sounds and greetings!
I try to make my way down the nonfiction aisle once in awhile as I dash through stores and libraries picking out books for Little N. This one was perfect for Little N’s growing obsession with trucks. Large, colorful photos make it easy for Little N to identify the trucks he sees on a daily basis, and there were a few trucks that were new to him – he loves hearing me say Zamboni (maybe one day we will see one in real life). The one that intrigued me was the telephone truck – wonder if those are still around in this day of cell phones!
A lovely story that ties colors and trains together. Once again, a brief storyline makes this a perfect book for sharing with the very young.