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Slithery Snakes is a great book to use when teaching children about these beautiful and often mysterious creatures. The book features nine different species of snakes (Viper, Coral Snake, Python, Boa, Garter Snake, Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake, Rattler, Spitting Cobra, and Diamondback ) that are located in many different places from all around the world.
As you start reading the book, the first page you come across list a number of fun snake facts. I learned many facts about snakes myself that I had no idea about! For example, did you know that there are no snakes in Ireland or New Zealand? Also how about the fact that the worlds smallest snake is a Thread Snake which only measures in at 5 inches long.
As you continue on through the book there’s a page that basically gives a brief history of snakes and informs about how they’ve been noticed from long ago (It all started with Eve in the Garden of Eden). It also gives mention about how people have been captivated as well as quite frightened of their existence.
After the introduction, readers are introduced to one species at a time of the nine that are covered in this book. How the snakes are introduced are first by a two page spread of the nothing but the snakes colorfully patterned scales and a bit of information about the snake, giving readers just enough information to give a decent guess as to what species of snake it might be.
On the page following the guess of the type of snake, the particular species is then identified with a good bit of information from where it lives and what it eats, and more. There’s also a beautifully detailed two page spread illustration that features the whole snake in its natural habitat.
In ending the book, there’s a section of Fun Snake Words. Kids can really expand their vocabulary ( I know even I did)! There are also a few websites listed where learning even more about snakes.
Overall, I believe this book would be a wonderful addition to any home or classroom, especially for any snake lover. Other ideas for use is to have kids study the illustrations and try to draw the snakes! The close up illustrations of the scales would be pretty easy to mimic so I think this book has a ton of potential. I definitely recommend it.
Interested in Purchasing? Slithery Snakes can be purchased in Kindle ($3.99) or hardcover ($10.00) format as of this posting.
*I received the product mentioned above in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.*
Patone: Color Puzzles is an engaging book that is quite eye appealing. Children will learn all about primary colors and that they can come in a variety of shades. What really makes this book stand out are the playful, innovative, and simply irresistible illustrations. The hands-on appeal that this book is also a puzzle makes it much more desirable.
My preschool aged son adores this book. He’s a puzzle lover already so that makes this book that much more fun for him. He already knows his colors but I’m using it to show him that often the main colors can differ in shades that can be darker or lighter.
The colors found in this title are Yellow, Orange, Red, Blue, Green, and Purple. Each color takes up a full two page spread. On the left side of the spread, there is a one color illustration featuring many shades with lift-able puzzle pieces. Those puzzle pieces then can be matched and placed into the allotted patterned slots on the opposite page. The shades for example can vary from Tomato Red to Blueberry Blue. Each shade within the 4 section grid on the left also features the Patone number in where it can be found. Read the rest of this entry »
In Ready, Set, 100th Day! we meet fun rabbit character named Minna. We open the story to find Minna sitting upon the living room floor amongst her family on a Sunday morning pondering what her project for the 100th day of school will be. As the story continues on, Minna explores counting to 100 in many different ways using many different types of manipulative items often used for math exercises.
This book has a story but it can be used as well for a math & counting resource book! The number groups covered to be learned in this book are 5′s, 10′s, 20′s, 25′s, and 50′s. There are many bright and cheerful illustrations displayed upon the pages that children can count along with to reach one hundred. My daughter age five really enjoyed this book! She has since begged me to pick up some of the fun items to use for her own math lessons that she saw Minna using. Read the rest of this entry »