Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Way Out in the Desert

Written by: Jennifer Ward

First line: Way out in the desert having fun in the sun lived a mother horned toad and her little toady one.

Why you should read this book: In rollicking rhyme and familiar meter, this book introduces small children to the ordinal numbers one through ten using the medium of creatures of the Sonoran Desert to illustrate concepts. Young readers enjoy the repetitive scheme, the drawings of happy mommy and baby animals, and the secret numbers hidden within the illustrations on each page, and will soon be chanting the words along with you. A wonderful, happy, crowd-pleasing children’s book with pretty pictures, bright colors, accessible language, and lots of details to examine on every page.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You miss the safety and comfort of your mommy’s protection.

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