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Ten Magic Butterflies
by Danica McKellar
One by one, ten flower friends ask a fairy to turn them into butterflies to achieve their dreams of flying. Math advocate McKellar uses the story to touch on math concepts in a wonderfully imaginative and fun blend. A beutiful book with the right mix of vibrant illustrations, story, math, and magic. An outstaning mix that creates an amazing book.
Grandma's Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
When Grandma Mimi comes to visit her purse is used to create a bond between Grandma and her granddaughter. Each item from grandma's purse tells something about Grandma Mimi and her love for her granddaughter. The illustrations are bright and fun, and shows the love between characters. This book will make you feel happy.
We're Amazing, 1,2,3, a Sesame Street Golden Book includes Julia, a new character with autism. The book shows Elmo and Julia's friendship before we learn Julia has autism. When Abby joins Elmo and Julia to play, Elmo explains to Abby that Julia does things a little different.
The book does a great job of conveying that Julia and Abby have plenty in common. There interactions are charming and a gentle lesson on how someone may be different in a few things, we are not so different and we have a lot in common.
by Danica McKellar
A gentle introduction to mathematics that will build number sense. Each number (1-10) is represented on a double-page spread with pretty art and numbers in numerical and written form. Each double-page includes a variety of objects to practice counting. On the wall also is a picture that is a ten frame with objects to count. The author includs at the back of the book tips which will help the reader get the most out of Goodnight, Numbers.
A wonderful book on early numeracy with gorgeous illustration - a great book for young children.
Bob, Not Bob!
by Audrey Vernick
"Little Louie wasn't all that little. It wasn't like he needed his mom every minute of the day." So begins a hilarious story of Little Louie when he gets a bad cold and everyone in the house has a hard time understanding him, including the dog named Bob.
Filled with comedy, wordplay, and eye-catching illustrations, all Louie wants is his mom but when he calls her the dog, Bob comes running.
A fun book that will give everyone a great laugh.