I am so excited about adding these titles to my Pre-K classroom this fall. I reached out to Simon & Schuster and they completely came through and sent me three books that will assist me in teaching and testing a new round of Pre-K kids come September.
Shapes by John J. Reiss
Expected publication: October 25th, 2016 by Little Simon (first published 1974).
Discover all kinds of shapes in this bright and highly designed first concept board book.
Follow a curious fox and his little friend as he explores what fun objects circles, triangles, ovals and rectangles can make. An engaging, well-designed way to introduce first shapes, this board book is perfect for little ones to read with their parents. (Goodreads)
Colors by John J. Reiss
Expected publication: October 25th, 2016 by Little Simon (first published 1969).
Explore all the colors of the rainbow in this stunning and graphic first concept board book.
From red lobsters, yellow baby chicks, to brown puppy-dog tails, this book is filled with bright pops of color that jump off the page. An engaging way to introduce first colors, this highly designed board book is perfect for little ones to read with their parents. (Goodreads)
Both Shapes and Colors by John J. Reiss are re-releases as you can tell from the first publications dates. You can also tell from those dates that they have stood the test of time. Both books are well made and super saturated with wonderful colors and shapes. Familiar pictures with accompanying words help young readers learn and have fun at the same time. I couldn’t be happier about having both of these in my collection. They are also available on Kindle for those on-the-go moments like grocery shopping or doctor appointments.
An Excessive Alphabet: Avalanches of A’s to Zillions of Z’s by Judi Barrett, illustrated by Ron Barrett
Expected publication: October 25th, 2016 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
“A” is for more than just Apple in this exuberant and interactive alphabet book from the creators of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
“A is for Apple…” but what else does it stand for? There are Avalanches of things that start with “A”: Artichokes! Airplanes! Aliens! What about C? D? E, F, and G? There are Cans of things that start with C, Dozens of Ds, Endless Es, whole Flocks of Fs, and, you guessed it, Globs of Gs. No sir, this is not your typical alphabet book. Filled with clever alliteration and vibrant illustrations, readers can sleuth their way through this vocabulary-expanding picture book and just might find their vocabulary reaching…excessive…heights. (Goodreads)
If you’re looking for a fun way to teach your child the alphabet this is the book to get. Each page features tons of upper and lower case letters. With sharp alliterations and fun illustrations, children will be entertained as they learn. There’s also the very popular hidden picture aspect added as a bonus and the endpapers have a nice list of ABC words.
Again I want to thank Simon & Schuster for sending me these complimentary copies for my Pre-K classroom.