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“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
Summary: This is a series of poems about animals and their characteristic movement styles. Get kids moving with these poems that take an animal's movement to create an exercise.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 4 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 6
Reading Level: 2.1
Age of Child: Read with a 3-year-old boy.
Young Reader 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.
Adult Reader 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.
Pros: You'll find four great things in this book: sweet illustrations, fun movement, inspiring vocabulary, and a wide variety of animals.
Cons: 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.
Borrow or Buy: 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.
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.
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