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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Concept Books
Subcategories: Alphabet - Words - Word Play

 


2004 Award
Hands Can
( by Cheryl Willis Hudson/photos by John-Francis Bo, Candlewick $14.95 Score:) Marvelous photos of kids doing hands-on things are punctuated with simple rhymes that show and tell familiar things hands can do. Some of the activities are definitely not toddler-esque, as in tying shoes. But never mind—they can untie their shoes! 2–5.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Baby Food
(by Saxton Freymann/illus. by Joost Elffers, Scholastic Inc. $12.95 Score:) The younger the child, the more realistic the illustration needs to be. But older preschoolers will see the humor of these fruits and veggies done up as baby animals. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
ABC A Child's First Alphabet Book
( by Alison Jay, Dutton $15.99 Score:) Just when you think you’ve seen enough alphabet books, along comes a beauty like this gem. Painted in folk-artist style, one large object dominates the page, but several other small objects that start with the same sound are hidden in the scene for children to discover. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2005 Award
Joey and Jet
(James Yang, Atheneum $15.95 Score:) While Joey and his dog Jet play a game of fetch throughout their neighborhood, the place concepts of between, through, over, under, and around are playfully explored. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2006 Award
A Truck Goes Rattley-Bumpa
(Holt $14.95 Score:) Older toddlers and preschoolers love trucks and this is a perfect choice to satisfy that enthusiasm. Told in rhyme with bold primary colors, London introduces the bigger concept of the many kinds of trucks and the things they do. Younger than the wonderful concept book, "Truck Song", this is sure to win favor with those who are ready for a little more information found in the vehicles in a Donald Crews' book, but not so much that it goes over their heads. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Animal Babies
(by Vickie Weber, 3M $6.95 Score:) Handsome full-color photos of animal babies and their mothers light up the pages of this sturdy board book. Each animal is introduced with a partial view and some hints as to its identity, as in “an animal that goes ‘Oink’ and has a curly tail.” The turn page shows the whole animal and its mommy and the baby’s proper name, as in “piglet.”

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Animal Antics A to Z
(by Anta Lobel, Greenwillow $15.99 Score:) Bouncing bears, happy hippopotami, romping rabbits—to name just a few of the playful pairs Lobel has chosen to illustrate in this menagerie. Some of the choices are a little esoteric… as in “impish ibexes” and “exuberant xenopus.” 4–8.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack
(by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, Atheneum $12.95 Score:) From the creators of Clack, Clack, Moo, this is a lively alphabet book with many of the barnyard gang rushing off to a picnic. There’s not a lot of story but the action words and lilting language are one way to turn young listeners’ attention to the A, B, C’s.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Daisy Gets Dressed
(by Clare Beaton, Barefoot Books $15.99 Score:) Beaton’s fabric collages are designed as an “I Spy” game. Children must hunt for a piece of clothing with a particular pattern to help Daisy get dressed. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Opposites
(by Robert Crowther, Candlewick $12.99 Score:) Sturdy pages with pull tabs and turning wheels that reveal clear pairs of opposites. Bold colors and illustrations showing dynamic motion add much to the meaning of pairs of opposites, such as a rollercoaster seen going up and then one going down; a glass of juice full, and then empty; a sandwich thin, and then and thick; an alligator’s mouth open and then shut. These are just a few of the delightful illustrations. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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