A child's hopes and dreams come alive on a swing set as she opens the doors of her climbing tower and delves into the depths of her own imagination.
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- 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.06(d)
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The Door in the Floor is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
The Door In the Floor ...Karen Hutchins Pirnot Illustrated by Julie Ross This book shows the imagination of a child and is a fun book to read. I always love a small child's imagination, it can take you anywhere! Just as this book does when this young child opens a door on a swing set taking her to many different places in her mind. The Door in the Floor teaches young readers to use their imagination letting it take them the places they dream about! I encourage parents to grab a copy of this wonderful book for their child. And you will find the illustrations are adorable and awesome telling the story themselves in their own way. For an autograph copy of this book and other books by this author, visit her website. I want to thank the author Karen Hutchins Pirnot for providing a copy of this book for me to review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine alone.
The Door in the Floor tells of a young girl who had an adventure on her backyard swingset. She opens a trap door and travels to mountains, deserts and oceans. She meets gremlins, fairies and elves and she learns that, with belief in herself, she can do anything. This is a lovely book which empowers children. It has stunning illustrations which will capture the child and bring him or her right into the story. It encourages imagination and a wonderful sense of self-efficacy. It is a beautiful read for the younger elementary age child. This is a book which could rightly be in every child's personal library.
Reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite This book is definitely intended for little girls, with the use of colors like pink, purple, yellow, and light green looming out from the cover illustrations. The illustrator, Julie Ross, created a dreamy image of a little girl lost in imagination. Each image matches the words described in the verses of the book. Promoting imagination in children is always a good theme, which is what author Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot does in The Door in the Floor. She writes about a little girl playing in her swing set/gym set in the backyard and pretending that, when she goes through the door in the floor, she finds towers and adventures. It's good to encourage children to flex their creative muscles as part of their play time. The book started out with rhyming lines along a rhythm of words, but it lost that cadence and rhythm about halfway through the book. What I've learned from reading children's rhyming books is that you need to read them aloud in order to hear and feel the intended rhythm of the book. The back cover of the book didn't include any indication as to what age group this book is intended to entertain. Depending upon the intended audience/reader, some of the words used in the book might have been too big for younger readers to comprehend. Overall, it's a cute, short book that young readers, especially little girls, will enjoy. Cute pastel illustrations enhance this book.