Who Hoo Are You?2012: From tipped-over turtle to hugely happy hippo, from busy buzzy bee to curious calico kitten, the colorful and original collage illustrations in this book are a treat. With just enough rhyme and alliteration, this board book will appeal to young readers and those still being read to.
|Age Group:||15 months|
Learning to talk is a challenge for all children (as it once was for adults), but a book like this one can introduce your child to how playful language can be. From words that share the same sound (alliteration) to words that have the same endings (rhymes), the language of this book and its bold animal collages are a delight.
When you read this book aloud, you can emphasize or exaggerate the similarities in the words. For example, you can exaggerate the "l" in "lazy" and "lion" so that your child can start to hear the connections in the words. Books also become more meaningful to your child when she is shown ways they relate to her life. For example, when your child is talkative, can you call her a "chirpy birdy," or when she is excited, can you call her a "playful perky puppy"? Helping her identify with the animals in the book may make her want to look at this book more often.
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