Thursday, July 26, 2012

Big Cat, Small Cat by Ami Rubinger

Here's a book where your young one can help supply words and learn about opposites and how to rhyme.

Abbeville Press and Net Galley allowed me download a copy of this ebook for review.  The book has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

The author also illustrated this fun little book.  Her cats are simple and charming and the story line is fairly easy for little ones to understand.  If they have any understanding of opposites, they will easily be able to fill in the missing words.  If not, this is an attractive way to learn these words by interacting with the person sharing the book.  Everyone should know about dirty and clean, shouldn't they? The rhymes are fun and the story short, so even younger children should stay interested.

To further the learning process, you could create some more opposites and let them help you fill in the blanks or match the words.  It might be fun to ask them to give you some examples of opposites.  They may have a unique take on just what is opposite of what...

Happy reading.

2 comments:

Shan said...

Sounds like a great read especially since it happened where I live. Enjoyed watching the trailer...do they often do trailers for books? This is the first I have seen. Definitely got my attention!

Jo Ann Hakola said...

Quite a few books have trailers now. It's a way to show off the tantalizing parts of the book and make you want to read it.