Monday, December 14, 2009

Making Friends! Just Like Us! by Jess Stockham



With a big windstorm hitting our area, it was natural to pick up Child's Play, Making Friends! Just Like Us! by Jess Stockham. Those polar bears on the cover feel most appropriate, right now.

So the concept is that animals and people do the very same acts. We chatter, kiss, and hold hands just like budgies, fish, and chimpanzees. Stockham first illustrates the exchange between the animals. Then by lifting a flap, we see children performing the same action.
You might talk about each activity as you enjoy the colorful, cheerful spreads with your totz. The series continues with Having Fun!, Together! and Taking it Easy!

Snuggle up and enjoy this lift-the-flap!


Making Friends! Just Like Us!
by Jess Stockham
Child's Play, 2008