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Friday, January 23, 2015

A Shine - A - Book

As you may know I am an Usborne Books & More Consultant. What makes the book Secret's of the Apple Tree by Carron Brown & Alyssa Nassner is unique  that when you shine a light through the page you see a hidden picture underneath it.
Here is an example of the inside of the book with a regular page.
 Now this is the inside with a book with a light behind the page. This is where you see what is hidden behind it.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pictures Instead of Words

I came across this book On A Farm by Dana Meachen Rau at my public library.
What I liked about this book was instead of words there were pictures in it's place. For example, here is a page in the book that shows the pictures right next to the words.

Here is how the final page comes out looking when everything is in order.
This is a great book to combine both pictures and words. Have you ever checked out a book from the library or bought one of your own that was similar to this book?

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Books and Toys!

My daughter Reyna is really into Dora the Explorer. So I thought why not combine the two! For example, have a favorite toy or doll that the child really likes and have a book about the favorite item the child likes.

Here is a picture of a Dora book that Reyna got from her school. I combined it with a Dora the Explorer doll that I found at a thrift store across the street.
I originally wanted Reyna to have Dora sit on her lap and "read", but she got silly and when I tried taking pictures they all came out blurry. So maybe in the future she can try to "read" to her doll again.

I hope you enjoyed this tip on combining toys/dolls and books together.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mirror Book

I had gotten the book Baby Einstein: Mirror Me! A Mirror Book by Julie Aigner-Clark.from a library book sale .
                                          Here is a picture of the front of the book.

I  really liked how kids can see themselves in the mirror of the book.

                                         Reyna looking in the mirror of the book.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Follow The Dotted Arrow!

My daughter Reyna had gotten a book from Usborne Books called There's a Mouse About the House.

Here is the front of the book.
With the book opened it shows how the mouse needs to follow the dotted arrow to escape the cat.
With Reyna following the dotted arrow, she needs to lift the flap and have the mouse go into the cookie jar.

Eventually the mouse escapes the cat and find a safe place to hide.

I loved how interactive this books is. My daughter wanted to play with this story book over and over again! If you are interested  in purchasing this book, please click on the link to buy:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Purse Book

While taking my daughter to the thrift store across the street, she found this awesome book called My Pretty Pink Counting Purse book by Tim Bugbird and Jane Horne.
                                          This is the book she found.
                                         Here she is wanting to show it off!

 My daughter liked this purse book because it reminded her of a regular purse except it turns into a book.
                                          Here she is opening the book.
                                          This is a small sample of the inside of the purse book.

I hope you enjoyed this awesome book that my daughter had found. Please leave your thoughts below on this blog post.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Storytime Action Book!

When going to the library, I try to find books that have lists of storytime  books inside them. That way I can find interactive books from those lists. I came upon this cool book called Storytime Action! 2,000 Ideas for Making 500 Picture Books Interactive by Jennifer Bromann.

Your probably asking how is any different from the other books you may have came across? Instead of reading a book and doing a craft afterward, this book is totally interactive. The child is interacting with the book while the adult is reading it.

For example, in this book there is a book called How Georgina Drove the Car Very Carefully from Boston to New York by Lucy Bate(P.29). While reading the book of Georgina driving, the child listening to the story can drive while the adult is reading it.

 Another quick example is the story called The Story of Chopsticks by Ying Chang Compestine (P. 45) . It's about a boy who invents chopsticks because his food is to hot. To make the book interactive have the kids use chopsticks (or craft sticks or straws) to eat the food while listening to this awesome story.

I'm still currently reading this book. It has so many inteactive stories that I want to try with my kids and other peoples kids. Please let me know how you like the book and the ideas in it.