Monday, October 14, 2013

{Book Review} Ladybugs Have Lots of Spots by Sheryl Shapiro, Simon Shapiro

Ladybugs Have Lots of Spots
by Sheryl Shapiro, Simon Shapiro
Publisher: Annick Press
Released: July 11th 2013
Genre: Children's: Picture Book
How I got it: NetGalley

"Circles can be fat or thin;
there can be lots -- or one.
And round things can be big or small,
and learning can be fun!"

This innovative picture book encourages children, through poetry and photographs, to explore the idea of what is round -- from the spots on a ladybug's back to a ring on a finger or a wheel on a bike. Using words such as 'dot, ' 'spot, ' 'loop, ' 'hoop, ' and 'ring, ' it shows that round things aren't all alike, but can be anything!

Tires on a car are round, for example, and so are the traffic lights that tell those tires when to go and stop. Three round buttons? They're the same shape as a hula hoop!

A perfect complement to "Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe," the simple text and vibrant design of "Ladybugs Have Lots of Spots" encourage children to look for and identify similarly shaped objects in their own environments. Paired together or read separately, these fun books are a great way to introduce the concept of shapes to young children.

Review: This was a cute book about circles. With easy to read rhymes and vibrant pictures this was a fun book to read with my son. He likes tracing all the circles, and found the rhymes entertaining. It was a fun way for him to learn his shapes. We even counted the different objects so he worked on his numbers. It was lots of fun.

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