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Summary: Violet the mouse ventures into the countryside with her binoculars and camera to look for different types of birds and to discover where they live. Use this board book to point and identify objects and talk about birds.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 2; read yourself: 4 to 6
Interest Level: 0 to 2
Age of Child: started reading at 16 months
Young Reader Reaction: S/He enjoyed looking for the different colorful birds and telling the story in their own "language."Toddler especially enjoyed touching the feather included in the book.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is fun to read, and as toddler's ability to identify the pictures and tell stories increases, it becomes even more entertaining.
Pros: Fun pictures, simple phrases and ideas, grows with toddler, suggestions enhance learning. As with all the books in the Baby Einstein series, this one provides suggestions for enhancing learning at all recommended ages. A big plus!
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This one will grow with toddler for a number of years.
Educational Themes: A good introduction to discovering and exploring nature, watching birds, learning about differences, and photography. The book gives the toddler an opportunity to develop observation and vocabularly skills by answering the question that begins each page
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book
Date(s) Reviewed: September 2003
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