Friday, February 24, 2012
10 Valentine Friends by Janet Schulman
This is a bright, fun picture book for young readers that has lots of colors, lots of valentine's cards and they just happen to learn numbers along the way...
Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It has been published and is available at your local bookstore now.
My favorite part of this picture book are the cards the children make each other. Each page has a larger number of cards, so they learn to count as they turn the pages. But the text is about the children's aspirations and hopes and interests and that's what decorates the valentine's card for them. The artwork is child-like and very well done.
This is great opportunity for you to teach your child how to make a card themselves. They can draw and color one. They could use magazine photos and ads to create one. They could even go fancier with glitter and ribbon and other scrapbooking materials. Why not read this story with them and make your own cards?