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Summary: Each of these stories offers an adventure for its main character: Kevin (the cat) spends a day at the beach; we share Clara's (the Cow) first day of school; Timothy (the toucan) flies south in search of warmer weather; and Desmond prepares for his birthday. Collectively, these four books (in a case) teach numbers, opposites colors and telling time.
Type of Reading: playtime reading
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 7
Interest Level: 1 to 3
Age of Child: Started reading with child 22 months.
Young Reader Reaction: The simple pictures and bright colors are inviting. S/He selects this case of books everyday.
Adult Reader Reaction: These stories are engaging and fun to read. They are great books to introduce counting, opposites, colors and telling time because the lessons are integral to the stories themselves.
Pros: The multi-pack, kid-friendly case is great for at home or travel. These books make the lessons so easy s/he is learning without even thinking about it.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This set of books is cost-friendly; makes for fun family reading and learning; and is great for travel or home-reading.
Educational Themes: Counting, opposites, colors and telling time are the lessons taught in each book, respectively.
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, math
Date(s) Reviewed: January 2004
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