Tif LOVES us! Read this amazing review for Fall 2009 release What’s New at the Zoo? by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Joan Waites. (We are so thankful to our blog people! The bloggers have been a consistent support for Sylvan Dell Publishing, and we love to read your reviews. We LOVE to know we’re LOVED. So keep up the great work!)
Without further ado…from Tif Talks Books.
“You can discover an animal expedition with a little math along the way in What’s New at the Zoo?: An Animal Adding Adventure by Suzanne Slade. Slade’s book is yet another published by the educational and much-loved Sylvan Dell Publishing, in which you can find additional resources on their website (click here!), including teaching activities, related websites, a limited time access to the ebook version, and so much more.
“So, what did I think about the book? I loved it!! I loved the illustrations by Joan Waites! I loved the concept! I am always a fan of the activity pages in the back and the access to the online resources. But, what I loved the most is how this book incorporated the subject of math! It doesn’t make the kids “feel” like they are doing math, a subject that many can often have negative feelings about or try to avoid. The math is incorporated into a rhyming story, keeping the child(ren) engaged and wanting to count and add some more!
“My son, a preschooler, asked me to read this book to him multiple nights in a row! He kept coming back to it again and again! We would even finish reading the story and he would immediately want to go back to the first page to re-live the adventure!! This alone is a demonstration of the power of this book! Afterall, the only reason he quit asking for it was because I put it up so that I would remember to write this very review! Now, I’m off to add it back to our shelves, where I know it will end up right back in my child’s hands!”