This book hits the preschooler's favourite subjectes seasons and a healthy dose of nature. Slither, Slide, What's Outside? also has adorable children. What sets it apart though is that each two-page spread has a photography of nature on the left side, and an illustration of an activity for that season with a corresponding verse on the right. From wriggling like a worm to leaping like a frog, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for preschoolers to connect with nature. We've already tried making a star shape and checking the wind with pinwheels! I love books with activities, like The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea and this definitely fits into this category.
I also love kids with rosy cheeks in illustrations. These adorable kidlets have that, as well as having a retro 80s kind of look about them that I like. I'm not sure what that is from, the hair maybe? Whatever it is, it works.
What worked for my kids is the humour. They liked the fact that the bear might eat the dad and would like to act that out. I should have warned my husband before he got attacked by two little bears who bared their little teeth. Ooops. Well maybe that will teach him to skip storytime!
We have been Robert Heidbreder fans since reading Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, which we loved for its movement-inspiring rhythms.
Noisy Poems for a Bus...moreWe have been Robert Heidbreder fans since reading Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, which we loved for its movement-inspiring rhythms.
Noisy Poems for a Busy Day captures that joy of action as well as the wonder of even the most humble of every day actions such as teeth brushing. My favourite poem in the collection, Cloud Watch, is about doing nothing but staring at the sky.
Heidbreder brings us through a typical preschooler's day, from morning to bedtime, stopping at all the fun parts of the day. My children liked the poem Dinner Time best- I'm sure you can see why!
Scrunchy munch-up. /Sloppy slurp. /Swibble down. /Big belch-BURP!/ "What do you say?"/ "Excuse me!"
Lori Joy Smith's mouthless children are adorable and her backgrounds, especially the lovely clouds, bring a perfect sense of whimsy to this book of verse.(less)