31st out of 92 books — 2 voters
My Very First Book Of Shapes (My Very First Book)
by Eric Carle
A split-page wordless board book teaching children the simple concept of shapes through Eric Carle's inimitable collage illustrations. Readers need to line up the shape in the top section of the book with the same shaped image in the bottom section.
Published October 7th 2005 by Puffin Books
(first published May 28th 1985)
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My Very First Book of Shapes by Eric Carle is a wonderful children's picture concept book. The book offers great illustrations to go along with the corresponding shapes that are being taught. I think that the effectiveness of the illustrations is what offers the young readers a great understanding of the concept that is being taught, shapes. I think that the book would be a great book to use with kindergaten students to help them learn their shapes. As a teacher, I would incorporate the book int...more
This is another one of those books that's really more of a game than a book. You flip the split pages to match the objects to their shapes. The version that I have is bilingual, in both Spanish and English, which is a plus. So far my little guy is too young to understand how this book works, but he enjoyed flipping through it today and I think it will be a nice distraction for stroller or car rides.
This book gives the names of shapes in both English and Spanish at the top of the book. The bottom shows pictures of objects with all of the shapes. I do not like that the book does not say what the objects are in English or Spanish.
Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children's book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around...moreMore about Eric Carle...