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Children's LiteratureIn today's world, the large selection of children's books may be daunting for the new parent. Most parents want their children to be well read, and the sooner the children are exposed to books, the better. But what books? Odean's reference book will answer many questions new parents have. The majority of the book contains references to books, not just titles, with one-paragraph summaries that include descriptions of text, illustrations, and plot. The references are divided into two sections: "Nursery Rhymes, Fingerplays, and Songs" and "Picture-Story Books for the Very Young." "Great Books" doesn't leave the parent struggling with the question "OK, now I have these books, what do I do with them besides read them to my child?" Chapters such as "Tips for Reading Aloud" and "Activities with Books" ensure that parent know how to provide their children with an environment that will early-on stimulate a child's love of literature. 2003, Ballantine, Ages adult parent professional.
— Amie Rose Rotruck