NEW Children's Books | Book Review

We recently received some awesome children's books to review. Today I would like to share three of them with you.

Author, Helen Docherty
STATS: Hardback, 32 pages
Published October 1st, 2013
Illustrator, Thomas DochertySourcebooks Jabberwocky

Description from Goodreads:
One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down...when a Snatchabook flew into town.
It's bedtime in the woods of Burrow Down, and all the animals are ready for their bedtime story. But books are mysteriously disappearing. Eliza Brown decides to stay awake and catch the book thief. It turns out to be a little creature called the Snatchabook who has no one to read him a bedtime story. All turns out well when the books are returned and the animals take turns reading bedtime stories to the Snatchabook.

My Thoughts:
This was such a sweet story and it was educational to boot. It teaches children about the quality of sharing and also to be able to speak their mind in a nice way.
Elisa is determined to find out where the books are going. Snatchabook is stealing the books from Burrow Down and he has no one to read to him. He soon finds out that you Elisa is willing to share her books if he only asks.
It is a precious story about loving bedtime, sharing, and asking for things instead of just taking. Lessons that any parent would like to pass along to their children.

Author, Charles Ghigna
STATS: Boardbook, 20 pages
Publihsed September 2nd, 2013
Illustrator, Ag JatkowskaPicture Window Books

Description from Goodreads:
Iguanas, pandas, tigers too its a letter parade just for you!
From the Learning Parade series. For ages 1-3. Board books.
Author Charles Ghigna, also known as Father Goose, charms with lyrical rhyming text that is engaging and fun for even the youngest readers! This series helps preschoolers learn the basics: letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. Bright and delightful illustrations make the concepts come alive.

My Thoughts:
While this book was a little young for my 5 year old, it totally reinforces letter recognition. Young children will love the bright, colorful pictures and older kids are able to pick out the letters on the page.
It is an adorable way to learn the alphabet and start to put words with letters. The rhyme is wonderful and the book as a great flow. It is a wonderful pick for the young children.

Author, Karen KilpatrickSTATS: Paperback, 24 pages
Published July 9th, 2013
Illustrators, Tara L. Campbell and Matthew WilsonPumpkinheads

Description from Goodreads:
Find out what listening is really worth as Sage makes music from the sounds of the earth. Banging away on her drum, Sage can really make a racket! Stopping to listen to the world around her, Sage learns that music surrounds her in the simplest of sounds. This sensory exploration teaches the value of listening and inspires and awareness of the beautiful music nature creates.

My Thoughts:
While the book is about Sage making music, it is also a great lesson for children to take the time to listen to the "music" around them. The sounds that are sometimes overlooked. Those of the animals, birds, and insects around us all the time. It is a wonderful story that reminds parents and children to slow down and take in the world around them. You never know what you might hear.
This is a very colorful book which helps to hold the attention of the smallest child. The artwork in the book is amazing and goes with the story very well.It is also written in beautiful rhyme.

It is important to note that I received these Kindle editions as a courtesy from the publishing companies via NetGalley in return for a book review. That being said, the feelings expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced by an outside source.

1 comment:

  1. Last year, I did a book-a-day advent with my children. They loved having a new book every day to read! If I do it again, I'm may be checking out some of these!


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