Kaplan's selection of big book sets provides informative lessons for story time reading. The colorful illustrations will help students develop their listening comprehension skills as they gather around the reading rug.
Using very few words (sheep, jeep, thud, mud, heap, cheap), a tableau unfolds in which five silly yet distinctive sheep futilely attempt to ride in their jeep. Amusing details-such as the tattoos on the pigs' arms-abound in the pictures. Apple's expressive illustrations and Shaw's minimal text make this an extremely clever read-aloud.
2 - 6 years. Eight classic children's books now available in big book format. Children enjoy the rhyming, cumulative tales accompanied by bouncy illustrations. Predictable tales allow children to develop important pre-reading skills.
Come along with Silly Sally and her silly companions as they parade toward town in a most unusual way. Dance a jig with a pig, play leapfrog with a dog, and even sing a tune with a loon. Playful pictures and rollicking rhymes sweep listeners and readers along on Sally's journey.
This book has just one phrase per spread but is able to keep children's attention as you read the story. The bright, colorful pictures follow the process of planting and growing ingredients for a delicious homemade soup.
Chicka chick boom boom! Will there be enough room? There is always enough room for this rolicking alphabet chant that is been a children's favorite for over 20 years! Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault's rhythmic rhymes and Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert's bold, cheerful art has made the Chicka Chicka series a classic! For the first time ever, the complete edition of the original Chicka Chicka Boom Boom story will be available in a new lap-sized board book that will surely delight a new… More »
Children will enjoy all 9 of these big books because they are their favorite authors: Laura Numeroff, Denise Fleming, Bill Martin and Eric Carle. All of these authors have had children laughing and learning all at the same time and your class will want to hear them over and over again. Paperback.
This book exemplifies the qualities - rhythmic texts, repetivite words, dynamic illustrations, and engaging story lines - that make large-format books so useful in helping children to read and learn. Big book.