Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Children's Book Review: Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
Written by: Susan A. Shea
Paintings by: Tom Slaughter
Published by: Blue Apple Books, 2011
A duckling grows and becomes a duck, so can a car grow into a truck? This beguiling book about growth will sparks kids'imaginations, as gatefolds playfully transform a watch into a clock and a shovel into a plow. The interactive format of question and answer will entrance young readers as living things that grow are compared to inanimate objects that don't. Ingenious!
* This is a great book! Told in rhyme it asks children to answer yes or no, as to whether certain objects will grow. The kids had a great time trying to guess what the objects in the second part of the rhyme were. I think this would be a great book to use in the classroom when teaching young children living vs. non-living. With thick-papered pages that lift and brightly colored illustrations, the book is eye-catching and engaging. I think that the only down-side to this book is that after the first reading, the kids know all of the answers. It was nice to read a couple of times together, but not a book that I feel like we need to own.
Family Rating: 2 thumbs up.