Media (8 Books)
WHAT I SEE! WHERE CAN I BE? VISITING CHINA: An infant narrator explains
what she sees during a weeks travel in China. Astute observers will
also notice the baby doll hiding in each large picture. . .the books
interactive style introduces youngsters to another culture.
I WAS BORN TO BE A BROTHER: Written by ten-year-old Zaydek G. Michels-Gualtieri,
I Was Born To Be A Brother is the charming story of a young boy who adapts
to having a little sister around the house. An accompanying CD with the
story and music make for a cherished and strongly recommended childrens
picture book tale about siblinghood.
IF MY MOM WERE A PLATYPUS: ANIMAL BABIES AND THEIR MOTHERS: Imagine
reading a book about 14 fascinating young mammals to your primary class,
enriching your science class with interesting and accurate details about
their life cycles. . . Children deepen their understanding by drawing
pictures and writing stories, by finding habitats on a map, or by role-playing
the behaviors of animal babies.
ZACK IN THE MIDDLE: Recommended as the best middle child
LOOK WHAT I SEE! WHERE CAN I BE? SERIES: Highly recommended series
of picture books written with the unique twist of being told from a babys
point of view. The two-page spreads alternate between a close-up segment
of a photograph, and then the whole photograph which puts the intriguing
close-up into context. A visual joy to page through. . .
I WAS BORN TO BE A SISTER: The narrator is thrilled when her parents
bring home a new baby brother from the hospital. She loves singing to
him, playing with him, and teaching him to slurp spaghetti. But as he
gets a little older and starts destroying her toys and interfering with
her life, some of the joy wears off, and shes less enamored. In
a rather abrupt ending,however, she realizes that she loves her brother
and is glad to have him around.
LOOK WHAT I SEE! WHERE CAN I BE? IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Join Baby
in a unique guessing game as she engages in typical family outings. During
the course of a week and through varying means of transportation, Baby
keeps waking up in different locations wondering, Where Can I Be?.
Babys narrative leads the reader on a quest for answers. . . Rich
visual appeal and repetitive dialogue entertain infants. Book appeals
to the 0-3 year olds.J