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“A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.”
Summary: This book has pictures of animals and movement activities to get kids moving and thinking. A short rhyme on each page spread is followed by three questions to exercise both the mind and body. This is a picture book that uses movement to engage kids with books.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 4 to 6
Age of Child: Read with boys 3 and 6 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: My 3-year-old had a hard time going along with the movements. My 5-year-old really enjoyed moving, acting like the animals, and answering the questions.
Adult Reader Reaction: This would be a great book for a preschool setting. I liked it better than their other book, Kick … Catch… Buzzzzz. This one has less wasted space on rhymes, and you can tell better what the animals are.
Pros: This is a fun way to get kids to move and think differently about how movement works.
Cons: The short rhymes are not well written.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a good book for the library, particularly a preschool or kindergarten classroom.