Anyone who thinks that reading is an isolating activity needs to check out this fun book that is great for sharing with a child. It is perfect for adults to read to new readers because the format offers questions about the pictures on corresponding pages. So after reading a four-line poem, readers are asked to take a close look at the page and find objects that are alike or different. The questions focus on color, shape, and designs, and providing a variety of samples to learn from. A special note at the end encourages adults to carry this theme into daily life as well, where children can observe and compare anything in the world. They may not even realize how much they are learning while counting the red balloons at a fair, for example, or the mismatched shoes worn by characters in this book. This title is part of the "Rhyme Time Learning" series. 2004, Nancy Hall, Ages 4 to 7.
Cherie Ilg Haas