@SueFliess Has Two New Little Golden Books Out

I know, I said I was on sabbatical here at Wrapped in Foil, but I just had to quickly mention that Sue Fliess has two new Little Golden Books for the youngest readers (see recent post about two of her other books). If you have or know some young children, you will want to take a look at these.

Puppy Princess by Sue Fliess and illustrated Steven Salerno

Preschoolers are sure to learn some new words while they follow a busy puppy princess through her day.

 

Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Publisher: Golden Books (July 12, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0553512099
ISBN-13: 978-0553512090

Bella’s New Baby by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Violet Lemay

A prefect book to introduce children to the idea a new sibling is on the way.

Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Publisher: Golden Books (January 12, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0553510649
ISBN-13: 978-0553510645

Disclosure: This book was supplied by the publisher for review purposes. Also, I am an affiliate with Amazon so I can provide you with cover images and links to more information about books and products. As you probably are aware, if you click through the highlighted title link and purchase a product, I will receive a very small commission, at no extra cost to you. Any proceeds help defray the costs of hosting and maintaining this website.

 

 

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#Kidlit for #npm16: Two New Children’s Books by Sue Fliess

It’s time to plan for National Poetry Month. Let’s start by pulling out two new children’s picture books –written in rhyming verse by Sue Fliess — to share with young readers.

Sue Fliess is a master of the subtly humorous, fast-paced rhyming text that is so appealing to little ones. She also knows what interests children.

The Bug Book features a delightful array of creepy, crawlies.

The book is illustrated with colorful stock photographs of insects and other bugs, which will help children learn more about them.

I really like the “go explore nature” message on the first page:

Grab a bucket. Check your guide.
Let’s go find some bugs outside!

Related:

See suggestions for related insect and poetry activities at Growing with Science.

Age Range: 3 – 5 years
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (February 23, 2016)
ISBN-10: 044848935X
ISBN-13: 978-0448489353

Calling All Cars by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Sarah Beise celebrates an age-appropriate interest in forms of transportation.

Follow all sorts of cars through a day long road trip, which ends with a gentle bedtime message:

Rest cars, Hush cars
No more rush, cars.
Cars pull in, turn off the light.
Sweet dreams, sleepy cars…goodnight!

The artist added interest by including clues to the events of the next page. Children will have great fun guessing what comes next.

You can get a feel for the book by watching the book trailer.

Although it has a fiction feel, this basic concept book will appeal to lovers of nonfiction, too.

Be sure to pick up The Bug Book and Calling All Cars for fun reading adventures in April!

Related Activities:

Visit Sue’s website for a Calling All Cars Activity Guide to download.

Check the National Poetry Month Website for 30 Ways to Celebrate

Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (March 1, 2016)
ISBN-10: 1492618810
ISBN-13: 978-1492618812

Disclosure:  Calling All Cars was retrieved from NetGalley. The Bug Book was supplied by the publisher for review purposes. Also, I am an affiliate with Amazon so I can provide you with cover images and links to more information about books and products. As you probably are aware, if you click through the highlighted title link and purchase a product, I will receive a very small commission, at no extra cost to you. Any proceeds help defray the costs of hosting and maintaining this website.

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Looking for more children’s nonfiction books? Try the Nonfiction Monday blog.

Delightful New Little Golden Book: I’m a Ballerina!

As you might know, we are rabid ballet enthusiasts around here and did a whole week celebrating children’s books about black ballerinas recently. To keep with the ballerina theme, let’s take a look at the delightful new Little Golden Book® I’m a Ballerina! (Little Golden Book) by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Joey Chou.

The book centers on a little girl taking her first ballet class. The reader learns the classic five positions and is introduced to some ballet terms such as plié, chassé, and petit jeté.  Eventually the little ballerina goes to her first dance recital. How will it turn out?

Targeting the 2-to-5 year-old age range is totally appropriate because many children start ballet lessons at a young age. Although the book does focus on girls, the illustrations portray a diversity of girls in the classes.

One of the best parts about reviewing books by Sue Fliess is that they always have entertaining and informative book trailers, like this one.

Know a child who is going to start learning to dance soon? I’m a Ballerina! is a perfect way to let him or her know what to expect. It will also inspire little ballerinas to keep practicing.

Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Series: Little Golden Book
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Golden Books (July 14, 2015)
ISBN-10: 0553497588
ISBN-13: 978-0553497588

Disclosures: This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes. I am an affiliate with Amazon so I can provide you with cover images and links to more information about books and products. As you probably are aware, if you click through the highlighted title link and purchase a product, I will receive a very small commission, at not extra cost to you. Any proceeds help defray the costs of hosting and maintaining this website.

We’re Getting A Pet!

Do you remember the wonderful Little Golden Books® from your childhood, the ones with the gold foil on the spines? Random House Kids still publishes them, with over 200 books in the series and new titles coming out all the time.  A recent release, We’re Getting a Pet! (Little Golden Book) by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Jana Christy, captures that special childhood moment when a child adopts a new pet.

Wanting a pet can be intense for children and being asked to wait can be difficult. Once the okay is given, it can also be difficult to bypass an adorable kitten or puppy for a more reasonable older animal. We’re Getting a Pet! helps young readers deal with both these issues.

As she proves once again, Sue Fliess is a master of the gently-humorous, fast-paced rhyming text that is so appealing to little ones.

Wishing, hoping for a pet.
Last year, Dad said, “Not quite yet.”
Now I’m ready! “May I, please?”
Mom says, Yes,” and Dad agrees!

The text is paired with Jana Christy’s illustrations, which are fun and dynamic. I particularly loved the tiny furball of a hamster in its plastic exercise ball.

Check out the official trailer, which gives a preview of the book as well as some adorable photographs of real pets.

We’re Getting a Pet! is a must-have book for children wanting or about to get a pet. It also will appeal to any youngster who loves animals or wants to learn more about them.

Related Activities:

1. Show-and-Tell with Pets

We’re Getting a Pet! would be great to accompany an activity where children share about their favorite pets or reveal what sort of pets they would like to have. Arrange a show-and-tell session with photos, stuffed animals, or with parental permission, real pets.

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2. Try some science activities with pets.

Suggestions include:

Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Series: Little Golden Book
Publisher: Golden Books (July 14, 2015)
ISBN-10: 0385375549
ISBN-13: 978-0385375542

Disclosures: This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes. I am an affiliate with Amazon so I can provide you with cover images and links to more information about books and products. As you probably are aware, if you click through the highlighted title link and purchase a product, I will receive a very small commission, at not extra cost to you. Any proceeds help defray the costs of hosting and maintaining this website.