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Best Books for Babies by Heidi Murkoff

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In the video below, the Founder and CEO of WhattoExpect shares the best books to buy for babies from 0 months.

  1. Watch the video below

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Culled from Whattoexpect.com. For the original article, please click on this link:

https://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/video/best-books-for-babies.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_YourDailyNewsletterfromWhattoExpect_20171214

2. Go over to our Book Review Section (0 – 4 in particular) here to create your own list for your little angel.

We let you know the highlights of the books plus where to get them too!!

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Green Eggs and Ham

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Title: Green Eggs and Ham

Author: Dr. Seuss

Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

Number of pages: 62

Type of Book: Fiction; Classic (first published in 1960)

Age: 3-5

Buy it here: https://www.laternabooks.com/laterna_product_details.php?v=13332&c=111;

http://www.amazon.com/Green-Eggs-Ham-Dr-Seuss/dp/0394800168

Price: N850; $5.00

MY SUMMARY

In the book, Sam-I-am, a little boy pesters a man to eat a plate of green eggs and ham. He follows the man around the house with the plate trying to convince him to try the eggs and ham but the man adamantly refuses.

“Do you like green eggs and ham?

I do not like them Sam-I-am

I do not like green eggs and ham”

Sam-I-am offers different options;

Would you eat them in a house?

Would you eat hem with a mouse?

Read the book to find out if Sam-I-am was able to convince the man to try the green eggs and ham!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: Humor!! Kids will have a good laugh at the poor man who Sam-I-Am pesters. Rhyme!! The book is written in classic Dr. Seuss rhyme and the story can be sung. It’s just like a funny poem. Best of all, it’s such a fun lesson on the power of perseverance. Kids quickly learn that like Sam-I-am, they can overcome obstacles and achieve their goals if they don’t give up. I recommend this book for ALL little boys and girls. In the words of a dear friend of mine, “If this book is not in your child’s library, you’re sleeping on a moving bicycle”

DOWN: None

RATING

5 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. This book is the fourth-best selling children’s book of all time written in English Language![1]
  2. Only 50 words are used in the whole book![2]

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

CHALLENGE: Green Eggs and Ham

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Identify and colour the eggs and ham (3 year olds)

http://www.lucylearns.com/images/coloring-page-of-dr-seuss-dr-seuss-printable-coloring-page-green-eggs-and-ham-coloring-sheet1.gif

  1. Spot 5 differences between the two pictures (4 – 5 year olds)

http://www.lucylearns.com/images/dr-seuss-kids-activity-pages-cat-in-the-hat-spot-the-difference-sheet-1.gif

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 3 – 5 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, March 22nd 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

CAT IN THE HAT by Dr. Seuss

 

 

[1] “All-Time Bestselling Children’s Books”. Publishers Weekly. 17 December 2001. Archived from the original on December 25, 2005.

[2] “10 stories behind Dr. Seuss stories”. CNN. January 23, 2009. Retrieved March 18th 2016

 

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ABC

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Title: ABC

Author: Dr Seuss

Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

Number of pages: 63

Type of Book: Fiction; Rhyme; Contemporary

Age: 0 – 4

Available here: http://www.learnington-ng.com/literature/183-abc-by-dr-seuss.html?search_query=seuss&results=2; http://www.amazon.com/Seusss-Beginner-Books-Read-Myself/dp/0394800303/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Price: N2000; $5.95

MY SUMMARY

With Dr. Seuss’ ABC, toddlers learn the alphabet in the wackiest way possible.

Letter A

Big A   Little a…  What begins with A?

Aunt Annie’s Alligator … A …  A … A

 

Letter L

Little Lola Lopp

Left Leg

Lazy Lion licks a lollipop

A welcome deviation from all the traditional “A is for apple, B is for ball” books in the market, it uses large and colourful illustrations, funny words and repetition and rhyme to introduce the alphabet to babies and toddlers. Babies and adults alike will enjoy reading this book. It works well too, if it’s sung to children who can’t read using the “ABCD/Twinkle Twinkle Star” tune.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: The illustrations are super! They are colourful, spread generously across the book and children find them delightful. A major highlight for me was the use of rhyme and repetition. The book also uses alliteration and assonance (as well as repetition) to reinforce letter sounds. Some numbers and colours are also introduced in the book.

I love love love Dr Seuss books!! I recommend this book for all babies and toddlers.

DOWN: This book cannot be read by kids without parental assistance as a lot of ‘big’ (e.g. rhinoceros) and meaningless (e.g. zizzer-zazzer-zuzz) words are used.

RATING

5 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. What begins with the letter ‘B’? Books!

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  • Listen to the ABC song here:

 

 

  • Watch the book video here:

CHALLENGE: ABC

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Identify and colour the Alligator

http://www.fisher-price.com/en_US/Images/alligator_tcm169-13213.pdf

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, March 8th 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

THERE’S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET by Dr. Seuss