Monday, September 24, 2018

Little Scientist: Emily Kleinman

Chunky truth is what you find in mudpuppy's Little Scientist series by Emily Kleinman. The four square books fit in the little square box, ready for little fingers. Each book features four scientists and one field of study, including: earth and life, chemists, physicists, and astronomers. Diverse, great women and men are showcased in this science introduction.

"Jane Goodall learned that chimpanzees can feel love--just like we do.
Jacques Cousteau revealed the mysteries of the great ocean blue." Earth & Life Scientists

Enjoy this colorful little series with your readertotz. Share sixteen heroes who have walked before us and loved our beautiful world and beyond.

Little Scientist, Boxed Set
by Emily Kleinman
illustrated by Lydia Ortiz and Patrick Rafanan
mudpuppy, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Silvia Borando

Such a clever concept! Fourteen animals, each wearing a bit of a shocked expression, remain in the same position throughout this small scale picture book. The only thing that changes is the background color. As it does, the animal of the same color disappears, apart from the eyes. On the white background, they can all be seen, and one disappears on every page but the first. Hm...

This engaging wordless book will delight and amuse. Just the googly eyes alone make a reader smile.

Now You See Me, Now You Don't
A Minibombo Book
by Silvia Borando
Candlewick Press

Monday, September 3, 2018

Bathtime Mathtime: Danica McKellar

Get ready for bath time with a little counting. Add one and one more and one more in this enjoyable math book from Danica McKellar. Alicia Padron's soft-edged illustrations are full of joy and increase the fun. Puppies, bubbles, and ducks add up in the tub as extended tabs show the equations and counted objects.

There's much to learn and explore before your totz' own bath and counting. 1, 2, 3: splish splash!

Bathtime Mathtime
by Danica McKellar
illustrated by Alicia Padron