Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Two Non-fiction Fold-Outs

I've had these two great books on hand since the spring, but just haven't gotten around to actually reviewing them. Little Green Frogs and Big Yellow Sunflower, both by Frances Barry, have an incredible, unique manner in getting the information presented across to little kids.

As soon as you open the cover, you are introduced to either frog eggs or seeds. As you lift each page, you will learn a different fact about how a tadpole grows into a frog or a seed grows into a sunflower, ultimately folding out a giant circle shaped as either a pond with frogs in it or a giant sunflower. It's so cool! I was even impressed and I'm not even close to young anymore!

These are great books to use for storytime or in a classroom in conjunction with a craft or lesson about lifecycles. The illustrations are bold and eye catching, the text simple, yet informative. And the end result is just really cool! I actually nominated Little Green Frogs for a Cybil and would love to see it win!

If you're interested in the books or want to purchase them, click on the book covers above to link to Amazon.

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