We are a big book family. Our daughter loves reading books more than any other activity in her life. This means that on rainy days read the same books sometimes up to ten times a day in between other activities. It is important to our family that we all enjoy what we are reading and I can’t recommend Listen, Listen by Phillis Gershator and illustrated by Alison Jay (our favorite children’s illustrator), enough. It is an amazing introduction to the different seasons and each page is full of beautiful art so you can always spot something new. The rhyme scheme in the book is clever using onomatopoeia. For example, the book starts off:
“Listen listen… what’s that sound? Insects singing all around!
Chirp, chirp, churr, churr, buzz, buzz, whirr, whirr.”
From one page to the next and one season to the next, the story is just as much fun to say as it is to look at for both adults and children. A must have for children ages 1-4.
|Narina with Uncle Adam reading Listen Listen|
Written by Rachel Ford Blanchard from OAST