I was contacted by Dr. Amanda Stanford who asked if I would be willing to review a new book for very young children that was written in a different way. I was intrigued and agreed. The book, Bird And Butterfly, came and I flipped through it and knew right away that I wanted to share it with Toddler-saurus Rex to see how he reacted.
The main difference in the book is that all of the text is kept entirely separate from the illustrations allowing children to focus, individually on each aspect.
After you read this statement and get the idea in your mind, you have the treat of turning the page to see the stunning illustrations by Kitty Van Oosten. I LOVED that these pictures weren’t “cartoonish.” They were gorgeous, artistic creations that T-Rex and I would both really look at for a long moment before turning the page. Often he would comment, “there he goes!” or “He’s chasing him!” Which let me know that he was making the connection between the words I had read to him and the picture we were looking at.
These books have been endorsed by Dr. Robert Titzer, creator of Your Baby Can Read and I can see why. They truly show, in a more obvious way than traditional children’s books, the connections between the words and the story.
Dr. Stanford now has several books available. If you would like more information, please visit her website, The Reworked Press.
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