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Kids Like Us

2.87  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Who loves a rainy day? Kids like us!

Fwoom!
As the yellow bus pulls away,
on a gray drizzle day,
who takes off in it?
Riders like us!

A rainy day isn’t going to dampen the spirits of these preschoolers. As they empty their toy box, they become bus drivers and firefighters, dinosaurs and hungry bears. Every item they find is inspiration for a new activity. And each spread

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 15th 2008 by Viking Juvenile
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Meghan Hunt
Jan 04, 2017 Meghan Hunt rated it liked it
Shelves: jp-picture-books
Imagination
Colors
Johna Brown
Nov 17, 2013 Johna Brown rated it really liked it
This is a good book for teachers to read aloud, talk about colors, and discuss their imagination. It is a multicultural, informational book touching on the aspect of children all around the world. This book takes place in the everyday life of toddlers playing with their peers. They travel all over and experience different activities working together using their imagination. The theme of this book is working together and getting along. The children in this story do everyday activities together an ...more
Aja' Jones
Kids like Us written by Carole Lexa Schaefer is a multicultural, informational book touching on the aspect of children all around the world. This book takes place in the everyday life of toddlers playing with their peers. The minds of children this age are wondering with no end. They travel all over and experience different activities working together using their imagination. The theme of this book is working together and getting along. The children in this story do everyday activities together ...more
Jennifer
May 27, 2009 Jennifer rated it liked it
Nice read-aloud showing how children use their imaginations to make-believe different scenarios. Would work well in a storytime where the children are prompted to pretend along with the kids in the book.
Mistiemae1 Downs
Apr 01, 2010 Mistiemae1 Downs rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s-books
This book has a good concept, relating how children use their imaginations through the overlay of illustrations, but is was really pretty boring. We checked it out from the library, read it once, and it was never requested again.
Class 305
Aug 03, 2012 Class 305 rated it really liked it
Very nice book about colors. Imagination used to tell about each color is very authentic. Pictures are nice and also uses sound affects. Good book to teach writing with sound affects.
Rachel
Jan 16, 2009 Rachel rated it really liked it
Great book about imagination, love how the real and the imaginary overlay each other. Bold color soaked illustrations. Great connections to color concepts.
jacky
Jul 19, 2012 jacky rated it liked it
A book about imagination. Its set in a preschool environment, so it could be an easy introduction to school.
Trisan
Jan 09, 2014 Trisan rated it liked it
Shelves: child-2
Pretend play is fun. I especially liked the drawings depicting what the chldren were pretending to play.
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Karissa
May 05, 2010 Karissa rated it liked it
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This is a good book for kids to read independently, talk about colors, or discuss imagination.
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This author is really good for interactive books.
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When Carole Lexa Schaefer was growing up, she wanted to be both a poet and a journalist. In an unexpected way, she feels she achieved her ambition. While studying for a master's degree in early childhood education, she once put together a picture book made of photo essays. "The lyrical, every-word-counts genre captivated the poet and journalist in me," Carole Lexa Schaefer recalls--and she's been ...more
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