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May is here and my kindergartener is already begging for summer. This will be her first true "summer vacation" and she had ideas in her head of no chores and no homework. I had to let her down gently and let her know we still will be keeping a clean house and instead of homework that just means we will have more time for books. Since she is a book fanatic she was thrilled with this news and has even told me she plans to read a few books to her baby sister all on her own. These two books for the preschooler crowd are great for reading aloud or even for big sisters to read.
A young girl makes her way through a variety of career possibilities—dancer, doctor, superhero, plumber—in a variety of costumes. She can be graceful, creative, brave, caring, silly, and even scary. She can wear braids or glasses, a crown or a beret. No matter what she chooses, her puppy is twirling, painting, and hammering right beside her, often with an accessory of his own. The story is simple and yet suggests infinite, limitless opportunities and the little girl’s right to choose who and what she wants to be. The message is one of exploration, choice, and self-expression. And ultimately another option for the little girl is to be “just me.”
From the author and illustrator of Paint Me! comes DRESS ME!, a new book that affirms how to dress #LikeAGirl. Simple words with beautiful illustrations tells an inspiring story of teaching kids to explore and be open-mined. Also a great book for big siblings to read to little siblings.
Mama calls it Sophie’s imagination, but Sophie calls it magic. Everything Sophie draws came to life, and one day when Sophie feels lonely, she decides to draw a friend. But the polar bear cub isn’t very happy in Sophie’s room, where it is much too warm. So Sophie tries again. But the duck wants to swim in a pool full of water. And the giraffe is too tall for the tiny room! It isn’t long after the elephant shows up that things begin to get a little too wild and Sophie must demand that everyone go outside. In the backyard, with all her new friends, Sophie meets someone new—someone who happens to be an expert lion trainer. It looks like Sophie’s magic may have worked after all.
From award-winning illustrator, Katia Wish, and author of Marathon Mouse, Amy Dixon, comes SOPHIE’S ANIMAL PARADE. This funny picture book teaches kids about using their imaginations. Sophie might have drawn more pictures of animals than she can handle this time!
Curl up with these two books as these both remind kids to be creative and their imaginations know no end! Sky Pony Press always seems to have high quality books with great stories. I can never seem to read enough books and that goes for both children's books and books for adults too.
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