BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: How do you know what's good?

While there are many places (especially on the internet) where you can read book reviews, how do you really know if it's a good book or not when a single book might receive anywhere from one to five stars?
The answer: read the reviews of a book-addicted teacher librarian.

** The age recommendations are guidelines only; whether or not a certain book is suitable for a particular child depends on multiple factors, including their maturity, reading level, interests, and in some cases their experiences.
** While the ratings are largely based on my own personal appreciation/enjoyment of the book, they are also influenced by my experiences as a teacher and the potential attraction for the target-aged child (acknowledging that what one child may love, another may find exceptionally boring). A rating of 5 indicates the book is likely to be popular with the majority.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Where Is The Green Sheep? PB

AUTHOR: Mem Fox (Aust)

NOTES: Starting with colours (red sheep, blue sheep), the book follows a predictable pattern (Here is the __ sheep. (x2) .... But where is the green sheep?)
The ideas are connected and follows an ABCB rhyming pattern.
VERY cute story!

AGES: birth to 3
RATING: 5 stars

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