Saturday, October 13, 2012

I am lucky to be on a review crew for Tiger Tales publishing. They have great books for children under seven years old. We just received another big box of books to review, and we both loved to take the books out of the box and predict what we are going to find inside based on the cover. There were a couple of favorites that I wanted to share with my readers.
Big Book of My World
When Smarty was a baby, she really liked word books and search-and-find books. I found it cute that Big Book of My World by Kali Stileman was her favorite, and she keeps looking at it from time to time. It’s a great early learning book with bright pictures, many words and some questions and fun activities in the end. We will be happy to gift these book to Smarty's baby friends once I convince her to part with it.
The great disaster
The Great Fairy Tale Disaster and its companion The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster, both by David Conway/Melanie Williamson, was well received by Smarty. She enjoyed tracking the story of Big Bad Wolf and Miss Muffet who left in search of a better fairy tale and nursery rhyme. This is a good book for somewhat older readers that are able to recognize references to various rhymes and fairy tales.
Really Big DInosaur
The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur by Richard Byrne was a cute book that we read together. I liked illustrations, but wasn’t sure about the message. I don’t want to elaborate in case you want to read a book. Smarty said that this book was funny and that little dinosaur was cute. It’s a good read for 3+, since the humor and illustrations might not be appreciated as much by younger audience.


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I could see all three of these books being a hit in my house!

Kelly said...

I bet Anna was excited to open that box! The Great Fairy Tale Disaster sounds fun. I haven't seen any of these books.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Momand Kiddo said...

Fairy Tale Disaster looks interesting. I love fractured fairy tales.

Ticia said...

I'm always a fan of fractured fairy tales. Considering I have an ENTIRE bookshelf devoted to them, that'd fit in quite well in my home library :)

Jackie Higgins said...

I love hearing your thoughts on these books. We got the Really, really big dinosaur book too. My four year old didn't get the joke the first time but after a few hints he caught on and loved it!