A Poetry Movement Awaits.

Summary:

This is a series of poems about animals and their characteristic movement styles.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

You'll find four great things in this book: sweet illustrations, fun movement, inspiring vocabulary, and a wide variety of animals.

Content Awareness Factors:

Some of the poems were less substantive. There are lots of poems, and some of them are long. This could be a detractor for younger ages.


Little Kid Reaction

My son loved the variety of animals and hearing about their movement styles. He would often describe the movements of the animals with which he was familiar.

Parent Reaction

I loved the soft, fun illustrations. However, we could only read a handful of poems at a time because the material was dense and long for a 3-year-old. They also prompted extra discussion.

Type of Book:
Get kids moving with these poems that take an animal's movement to create an exercise.
Educational Themes:

This would be an excellent book for a preschool or kindergarten class to use as a movement activity. I would recommend picking out one or two poems at a time/per session. At that rate, it could be used throughout the year.

Reading Level:
2.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 6
Age of child:
Read with a 3-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is an excellent book for educators. Although it can be fun at home, it is probably better suited for group settings, like preschool or Kindergarten classes.

Title Animal Exercises: Poems to Keep Fit
Author Mandy Todd
Publisher Child's Play International, Ltd © 2007
Illustrators Sanja Rescek
ISBN 9781846430442
Material Hard Cover
Cost $7.99
Genres Animal Character, Poetry, Rhyme, Health - Fitness
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