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4/24/2014 12:40:00 PM
The Village School's Children's Book of the Month
Reviewed by Martin Brown, Village School Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher
Reviewed by Martin Brown, Village School Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher

As a school teacher, I have been aware of this book with its catchy title and striking cover artwork, and have seen it in many preschool classrooms. However, after recently becoming a parent, it now has new meaning for me. For the last six months our daughter, who is now 18 months, has poured over its pages (we have it in board book edition). She is fascinated by the clear, brightly colored cut-out art work, in Eric Carle's signature style. She loves the animals, some of whom she recognizes from experience. She imitates the noises that we make for the animals when we read it to her. And best of all, she has started to read it to herself with a sing-song version of the repeating rhythm of the book, which goes "Red Bird, Red Bird, What do you see? I see a yellow duck looking at me."

The book features nine different familiar animals, each illustrated in its own bright striking color, and finishes with a surprise ending where we are transported into a classroom full of children and their teacher. The simplicity of the bright illustrations and wonderful, patterned language helps makes this book especially engaging for young children.

I recommend buying this book, in virtually indestructible board book edition, for tiny hands from ages 6 months and up. It's a go-everywhere book.

You can find it at Bruce's Brower in Athol, available in board book, paper back, and hardback edition.

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