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Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Concept Books

 


2009 Award
Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types
(by Sharron Werner, illus. by Sara Forss, Blue Apple $19.99 Score:)

An original look at the alphabet. Each animal pictured from A to Z is composed with a variety of a particular letter in lowercase and upper and in bold and light for shading. The featured creature fills the page and other small examples of items that start with the same letter are found in blocks at the bottom or side of the page. While some of the hard to fill letters, such as U, Y and X are a bit of a stretch, this is a book for older preschoolers and early school years kids who will enjoy the esoteric choices on these few pages. They might even like making other alphabet collections inspired by this beastie collection. A great way to get kids to practice writing the same letters in a playful way.

 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth
(by Diane deGroat and Shelley Rotner, Orchard $14.99 Score:)

An amusing concept book that contrasts things that dogs do and don't do. Using photographs and the digital magic of Photoshop, they created some truly LOL images.  The only text here is "Dogs do" or "Dogs don't" so for beginning readers the text is all in the photos. An entertaining choice for kids who like to think they can read long before they really can. It’s also a fun way to conceptualize how the same word can mean very different things in context…a very big concept. 4-7

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Toys
(by Salina Yoon, Scholastic $8.99 Score:)

A color concept book with only four colors and an interesting novelty format. Each color is introduced on a page of its own with a pocket that holds a color card. Look at the image, name the object and color.  Now, pull the card out and when you have all the cards they can be fitted together in a puzzle. There are just four colors but this is a playful idea for toddlers.  No guarantee that the cards will not get lost, but the book will still work without them.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2001 Awards
Over In the Meadow
(by Jane Cabrera, Holiday House $15.95 Score:) Cabrera's exuberant paintings breathe new life into this classic counting song. Her palette and playful brush strokes have the look of children's artwork. For another sparkling version that switches habitat and animals, see Over in the Grasslands by Anna Wilson/illus. by Alison Bartlett, Little,Brown).

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
One Lonely Sea Horse
((by Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers), Scholastic $15.95 Score:) They're back! Who else could take a bunch of bananas and turn them into octopuses that offer hugs to a seahorse made of beets? A deliciously imaginative counting book from the artists who did How Are You Peeling?

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Circus 1-2-3
(by Megan Halsey, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) From one ringmaster to ten clowns this simple counting book has two little mice to hunt for, as well as lots of circus critters. 2 and-a-half & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
My Colors Mis Colores
(by Rebecca Emberly, Little Brown $5.95 Score:) One of four bilingual concept books. Emery uses simple and easy to identify objects, one to a page to talk about. Designed with handsome cut-paper art, this and My Shapes, My Numbers, and My Opposites are all good choices! 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
ABC Kids
(by Laura E. Williams, Philomel $15.99 Score:) From apple to zipper, there's just one object per letter to identify in this collection of lively photos of kids. Long before they know their letters there's lots to talk about on each page. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
ABC T-Rex
(by Bernard Most, Harcourt $13 Score:) Most never seems to run out of ways to serve up dinos. This time it's a T-Rex and how he enjoys eating alphabetically. Kids will enjoy hunting for other things that begin with each letter as they study the details of each page. 4–7.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders & Spheres
(by Tana Hoban, Greenwillow $15.95 Score:) A collection of stunning photos in a wordless book focus on recognizing the many geometric shapes found in familiar things. A good talking book that will lead to more discoveries. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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