I Wonder ...

Summary:
Life would certainly be different if our favorite numbers from 1 to 5 went away. What would our hands and feet look like? Is a triangle still a triangle without three sides? And what about life on the farm. Where would we get blankets if not for sheep's wool? how would we grow without milk? These are the questions ... but what are the answers.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This rhyming picture book gives parents plenty to talk about with young pre-readers. It covers many of the basic items that fill a child's world, from numbers to shapes, to food and clothing.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction
Our child giggled and laughed at each of the propositions. S/He even stopped to count fingers and toes! Although suitable for emerging readers (solid vocabulary and repetition), unless your 8-year-old is reading it to a younger sibling, they probably want books with more story.
Big Kid Reaction
This is an easy, enjoyable read. The illustrations make it fun to share and everyone is likely to laugh out loud. This would be particularly fun with preschoolers who tend to love these kinds of questions.
Type of Book:
This rhyming picture book explores the what ifs of life without the basics.
Educational Themes:
There are plenty of opportunities to stop reading and ask "what do you think?" or "what would it be like if." You can also go a step beyond by looking around the house (or during a drive) and offer similar question: what would happen if the clouds didn't rain? what if a red light turned blue? All creative thinking and fun!
Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 9
Age of child:
Started reading with 6-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. Toddlers and preschoolers in particular will want to read this over and over again.

Title I Wonder ...
About
Author Harriet Fishel
Publisher American Literary Press © 2007
Illustrators Jim Nuttle
ISBN 9781561679959
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Math
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