Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Books: Pig learn to count

If you are looking for a Chinese book to teach your little one how to count, this book is a good place to start. It features many different farm animals and pets, such as pig, duck, mouse, cat and dog. It tells the story of a mummy pig in search of her lost pigs, and along the way, the other animals join in the search. The numbers are simple, and are based on the types of animals eg two chicken, three pigs and so on. 

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Books: Babyberry Pie

Written by Heather Vogel Frederick
Illustrated by Amy Schwartz

This is a delightful book about bathing a baby and putting him to sleep, and how he refuses to stay in the bath. It makes the process look very fun and lighthearted, by describing how to transform baby into a 'babyberry pie' such as putting sugar on his belly button and toes. What I like about this book is the rhythm and rhyme. It is an easy read, and babies and toddlers alike will like the large pictures inside.