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Summer Preschool Book Reviews
July 17, 2018
Category: Summertime Reading,


What a wonderful time to explore the world and everything in it with words.

Now tha summer is here, is it too hot or too rainy to be outside? Is the family traveling in a car or on a plane or train? You and your child can make a new friend; learn about colors and shapes and letters and numbers; visit another country; find out why kittens purr or what fireflies eat. How? Just sit back, relax - it's time to learn about anything and everything - read a book to your preschooler!


Summertime Preschool Book Reviews

   

And, of course, reread your child’s favorite book! “Please, read it again, Mommy!” – the often-heard refrain from a sleepy youngster after you just finished reading the same story for the fifteenth time! Preschoolers often want to hear the same book read many, many times. As repetition helps little ones learn, this is not a bad thing.

Sometimes, reading the same books over and over isn’t as much fun for mom or dad, though. If you’re looking for a little more variety when it comes to the books you read to your preschooler, you’re sure to find some new titles to enjoy together on this brief list. Maybe you’ll even find a few to read more than once!


A Dog Called Bear

A Dog Called Bear

By: Diana Fox, Christyan Fox

Genre: Fiction

Age Level: 3-6

Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Lucy always wanted a dog, but Bear becomes a bit of a problem. In addition to sleeping for months, he is messy and eats endless bowls of porridge. When Bear runs away, both he and Lucy find out that friendship overcomes most things. Readers will immediately recognize the mistaken identity seen only in the simple illustrations and enhanced in humorous dialog.

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Bus Stop

Bus! Stop!

By: James Yang

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

Age Level: 3-6

Reading Level: Beginning Reader

When a boy misses his bus, he hollers, “Bus! Stop!”  What follows is an imaginative series of other buses that appear as a Conestoga wagon, a boat and even one that floats. The horizontal format and blocky illustrations focus on the boy’s travel travails – and the start of another’s bus problems as he finally boards a bus.

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Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back

Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?

By: Jory John

Illustrated by: Liz Climo

Genre: Fiction

Age Level: 3-6

Reading Level: Beginning Reader

A small, gray elephant has a bad back itch. Can anyone help him? The alligator is a bit scary, the sloth is too slow, and meerkats are too tickly. Relief comes for elephant but maybe not so much for the hedgehog. Simple comic strip-like illustrations and dialog in various sizes are rib-tickling.

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Don't Blink

Don’t Blink!

By: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Illustrated by: David Roberts

Genre: Fiction

Age Level: 3-6

Reading Level: Beginning Reader

If you don’t blink, you don’t have to turn the page; you therefore don’t have to go to bed. Each time a blink occurs, however, the closer the end gets in this humorous, participatory book with a big-eyed owl as a guide (who, by the way, is asleep by book’s end).

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 Hello Hello

Hello Hello

By: Brendan Wenzel

Age Level: 3-6

Say hello to a dazzling array of animals presented in intriguing groupings. Starting with “Hello Hello/Black and White” all the way to “…Roars,/Peeps, Chirps/and Chants/Hello Song,/and Hello Dance…” the bouncy, rhyming text and animated illustrations is sure to engage. A final note about the animals’ status and a key to who readers have greeted conclude the book.

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 Who's Hiding

Who’s Hiding?

By: Satoru Onishi

Age Level: 3-6

Reading Level: Beginning Reader

A colorful line-up of simply shaped animals opens this book. Sharp-eyes will see the one that is hiding, angry, sleeping, and more on each double page spread. Some are sure to recall “Who’s Who?” on the black pages with only eyes showing. An answer key is provided for the impatient or less observant.

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T’s Learning Center, the top-rated child daycare in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and surrounding areas, hope you and your child are having a wonderful, fun-filled summer. We know the value of learning and sharing something every day is important, so take time and read with your child often; enjoy the time together and learn something too!