What Do You Know!

What Do You Know!

by Lorinda Bryan Cauley, Lorinda Bryan Cauley
     
 
Which animal says "quack"?
Which one says "moo"?
Which animal has feathers
and says "cock-a-doodle-doo"?

Beyond the scope of a concept book, What Do You Know! is packed with picture puzzles for kids who already know their colors, shapes, letters and numbers. Now they can count bugs, point to what doesn't belong,

Overview

Which animal says "quack"?
Which one says "moo"?
Which animal has feathers
and says "cock-a-doodle-doo"?

Beyond the scope of a concept book, What Do You Know! is packed with picture puzzles for kids who already know their colors, shapes, letters and numbers. Now they can count bugs, point to what doesn't belong, find rhyming words, identify color combinations and more. Like encouraging friends, the exuberant children and animals in this book welcome children to show what they know!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Purple-garbed giraffes, top hat-wearing elephants, a team of house-painting critters, and delightful dancing mice are waiting for you to show what you know. Vibrant and belly-tickling illustrations entice little thinkers to play and show off what they know about colors, letters, rhyming words, shapes and numbers, opposites and pairs. The artist plays hide-and-seek with such colorful detail that adults will even find themselves having a good time finding the hidden treasures within the enchanting scenes. Big brother or sister will enjoy reading to younger siblings and guiding them to success. The artwork is upbeat, multicultural and educational. 2001, G.P. Putnam's Sons, $15.99. Ages 2 to 4. Reviewer:Leslie Julian
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This fast-paced participatory book invites readers to "show what you know." Rhyming requests ask children to identify shapes, colors, opposites, and animal sounds; pick out pictures that match, things that don't belong, and hidden items; count; think of words that start with a specific letter; and think of rhyming words. Visual clues abound, making it easy for children to find success. The ink-and-colored-pencil illustrations also provide continuity as they feature the same cast of cheerful, ethnically diverse children and anthropomorphic animals on each double-page spread. Although the pictures have bright colors and a wealth of quirky detail, they are surrounded by plenty of white space, which keeps them from seeming overly busy. Still, given the size of some of the items depicted, the book is best used for one-on-one fun. Cauley's bouncy text occasionally seems almost staccato as it challenges youngsters to complete the activities, but the strong rhythm helps to propel readers through the pages. Young listeners will enjoy spending some time poring over the pictures and showing off their basic skills.-Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Proud preschoolers can put their new skills to the test with Cauley's (Clap Your Hands, 1992, etc.) sly compendium of riddles that are guaranteed to stretch burgeoning imaginations. From bugs to numbers and shapes to colors, Cauley has it covered. Simple rhymes instruct children to seek out items concealed within ingenious illustrations. A blend of easier and more challenging tasks, these riddles offer a little something for everyone. New learners can simply locate basic shapes such as a circle and a square or identify familiar fruit while more advanced readers are asked to ponder which other words or pictures rhyme with a specific word. Cauley's riddles encompass a broad range of preschool skills, including counting, mixing colors, and identifying animals and their sounds. Like a perennially perky playmate, Cauley's rhymes encourage and cajole readers to explore their abilities. "Pairs are things / that come in twos. / Find all the pairs / besides my shoes!" The ink-and-colored pencil illustrations burst off the snow-white backgrounds; the vividly colored, playful characters instantly attract the reader's attention. The quixotic cast of characters, which include a nattily dressed black bear and a dapper monkey sporting a flower-bedecked hat, will evoke plenty of smiles from readers. Intriguing, challenging, and most of all fun: this is one readers won't be in a hurry to put down. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399235733
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/25/2001
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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