Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Monday, 28 January 2013

Book Of The Week: Boynton's Greatest Hits

Volume 1/Blue Hat, Green Hat; A to Z; Moo, Baa, La La La!; Doggies (Boynton Board Books) 
Boynton's Greatest Hits: Volume 1/Blue Hat, Green Hat; A to Z; Moo, Baa, La La La!; Doggies (Boynton Board Books)

Here's a great book for kids, the going to bed book.

I love the Sandra Boynton books. This four-book set is a great starter set. Our children love these books more and more as they get older. They are fun for us to read to them, and they enjoy the pictures and stories. The drawings are very clear (not like some of the books that we have where the illustration is more like watercolor) and that makes it easy for them to tell what they are looking at. I feel like that makes these books better for learning the names of the animals, colors, etc.

"All those positive things said, I personally like the titles in the Greatest Hits 2 box set better. Those four tell better stories. These four are not as narrative, with the possible exception of "Moo, Baa, La La La." "A to Z" is an alphabet book with animals, which is not narrative at all. "Doggies" is really fun because it lets you make barking noises, and our son loves the book, but again, it's not really a story.", "Blue Hat, Green Hat" depicts a cute story (a turkey who doesn't know how to put clothes on properly -- wears his shoe on his head, for instance), but it has few words, so it lacks the terrific sing-songy rhythm that I love in Boynton's other books.

These are good books, but if you want to experience the best of Boynton, consider Greatest Hits 2 instead of (or in addition to!) this one.

Editorial Reviews Review

Artist Sandra Boynton has been charming adults for decades with her whimsical, animal-centric greeting cards and her droll sense of humor. When Boynton transferred her weirdly wonderful critters to board books for babies, she made publishing history. These short, hilarious books are perfectly suited to toddler tastes, with their small size, few words, cheerful colors, funny jokes, and silly animals. Blue Hat, Green Hat is all about getting dressed, and stars a very silly turkey who just doesn't get it. (Feet in the hat, pants on the head, etc.) His continuing refrain is "Oops." Moo, Baa, LA LA LA! investigates the sounds animals make, including pigs who sing. Doggies is "a counting and barking book" about the many sounds dogs can make, and A to Z frolics through the alphabet with amusing animal antics from an aardvark admiring to a zebra zigzagging. Parents love Boynton as much as kids do, and these four books in a compact boxed set will no doubt become household favorites! (Baby to age 3) --Marcie Bovetz

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

A Few Great Books For Halloween

Halloween tends to make wonderful stories for children each year. Full of surprises and excitement alike.
20 Happy Halloween Stories For Children 4-8 Years Old Vol. 1-2 (Happy Halloween Series)
20 Happy Halloween Children's Picture Book.
By Leslie Garland

Book Description

 September 29, 2012
Happy Halloween!

Wanna celebrate the Halloween with over 100 pages of great Happy Halloween stories?

The First Volume is 10 Happy Halloween Rhyming children stories that will put a smile on toddlers and elementary school children’s faces. They are great bedtime stories,too!

The second Volume is 10 Happy Halloween Children Stories that will make kids laugh and have sweet dreams about their favorite holiday.

Yes, You can Vol. one and two for the price of one!! This is the best treat this Halloween season.....!!!

The stories herein give children a great appreciation for all the things that children look forward to during Halloween- trick or treat, costumes, monsters, vampires, witches and pumpkins, too!

Children will enjoy such stories as:
Volume 1

Monster Academy
Monster Family
The Homeless Troll
The Pumpkin Dream
Halloween Store
Bed Monsters
and much more

Volume 2

Witch Dora and The Cake Contest
The Wizard Mountain
The Dark Fairies
The Legend of the Ghost Pirates
Ten Lives
Boris, The Scaredy Bat
Victor, The Vampire
and many more

For parents and education enthusiast, the stories are laced with great life lessons that will make for Happy kids during the Holiday season.
The pictures are cute, funny and bring life to each story. Even big kids will love them, too!

Don't worry parents...this book is loaded with great Halloween bedtime stories that will help kids have sweet dream. This book is a nightmares buster!!!

Enjoy the Happy Holiday Stories Series by Leslie Garland:

10 Halloween Rhyming Stories For Children 4-8 Years Old Vol. 1
10 Happy Easter Stories For Children 4-8 Years Old
7 Happy St. Patrick Day Stories For Children 4-8 Years Old
5 April Fools’ Day Stories For Children 4-8 Years Old

Enjoy Dana Dinosaur’s Adventurous - Funny Rhyming Stories Collection

Dana The Dancing Dinosaur- A Funny Rhyming Story
Dana Dinosaur Ties Her Shoe - A Funny Rhyming Story
Dana Dinosaur Loose Tooth - A Funny Rhyming Story
Dana Dinosaur Takes A Bath – A Funny Rhyming Story
Dana Dinosaur’s New Brother – A Funny Rhyming Story
Dana Dinosaur’s First Birthday Party – A Funny Rhyming Story
Dana Dinosaur’s Potty Training Adventure – A Funny Rhyming Story

Get the entire Dana Dinosaur Adventurous Collection For only $2.99
That is 7 books for almost less than the price of 3!

Friday, 8 June 2012

School Is Out For Summer

Summer break is once again upon us. This is the time of year kids get the longest break of the school year. Time for Summer camp, video games, parties and so much more. The kids are excited and look forward to the long summer break filled with fun and excitement.

I hope to take my to children to Disney World and perhaps on an international trip for a month's long vacation. In the main time they will attend summer camp until that time comes. While on vacation I plan to keep them busy by reading books, doing math problems, beaching and exploring the caves as seen in Pirates of The Caribbean in Turks and Caicos, Islands. This will be our first international vacation together as a family. We hope to enjoy our summer experience and perhaps do it again next year.

Summer is a time of fun and excitement. Be safe, stay cool by drinking lots of water and staying under the shade to avoid dehydration. Also be sure to protect the kids from the sun by using the right sun screen, lots of shade and a cap or hat to help reduce the sun rays from your face and head. Make it a wonderful summer for you and your love ones as well.