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Summary: Visit and explore six houses in your search to find the house where Maisy lives. On each page you'll find four pictures of objects you might find in a house. Lift the flap of the front of the house and look inside and search for those objects. This is a lift-the-flap book.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 5
Reading Level: 1.7
Age of Child: Read with two-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son picked this book because of the bright colors on the front. He loved opening the front of the houses and finding the objects by color or shape. In fact, he squealed whenever he found the objects in the house.
Adult Reader Reaction: I thought it was a great way to get my son to look for things and have names for them. One example is looking for a dress. I said find the dress and he matched up the pictures.
Pros: Hide some learning in your reading time with this lift-the-flap Maisy book. Bright colorful illustrations and the seek-and-find elements will engage toddlers and preschoolers alike.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. I would have this in my personal library and make sure any public library had this book available.
Educational Themes: Use this book for object identification, discovering colors, counting, and same/difference games.
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, animal characters
Date(s) Reviewed: March 2009
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