Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Kristin recommends:
Twelve Hats for Lena: a Book of Months by Karen Katz (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2002)

Lena is celebrating the year by decorating her hat appropriately for each month. Karen Katz's usual bright, cheerful folk-art style illustrations offer a story to share with children as you introduce the calendar year and the activities and celebrations that are associated with each month. Feeling crafty? Have your preschooler make and decorate their own construction paper hat for the month. A simple pattern and instructions for making hats are located at the back of the book.

Snowy Flowy Blowy: a Twelve Months Rhyme by Nancy Tafuri (Scholastic, 1999)

Rhyming text provides a descriptive word for each month of the year and takes a country family through the changes and surprises of the year's cycle. Large beautiful illustrations in this over-sized book and the text based on an old poem by Gregory Gander bring young children a pleasing introduction to the seasonal changes in nature through the year.

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