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News/Events January 16th Week PSBW 2017 Reading Challenge

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Dear Pint-sized Bookworms (and their mummies, daddies, aunties, uncles and teachers),

Happy New Year!!!!

Hope you had a great holiday! I did!

  1. We’re back! 

So, the holiday is over (yay!) and we’re up and running again! And this year, we’ll be bigger and better! Please visit our Blog schedule page here to get reacquainted with our basic plan for the year.

  1. The PSBW 2017 Reading Challenge

It’s the first month of the year! The month of making resolutions. So let’s put one more resolution up on that list: Participate in the PSBW 2017 Reading Challenge. 

It’s pretty simple, pick a reading plan below, draw up a reading list and start reading!!

(Let us know how you’re faring for a chance to win the PSBW 2017 Reading Challenge Prize and get a PSBW 2017 Reading Challenge Certificate at the end of the Year!!*)

Reading Plan

Good Bookworm: This plan is trés simple. One book One month. 12 books/year.

Super Bookworm: This plan is for avid readers. Two Books One month. 24 books/year.

Super Duper Bookworm: This plan requires A LOT of commitment. Four Books One Month. 48 books/year.

Reading List

Not sure what to read, simple look at our review list for different age groups: 8-12 years; 4-8 years;  0-4 years.

OR

We can help you create a personalized reading list based on your/your child’s age and interests. Simply send an email to us with the subject: Reading List/ 2017 Reading Challenge.

#PSBWReadingChallenge2017! Let’s get cracking!

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The Story of Jesus

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Title: The Story of Jesus

Author: Award Publications

Publisher: Award Publications

Number of pages: 21

Type of Book: Christian; Christmas; See and Say Story Book

Age: 0 – 4

Buy it here: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/the-story-of-jesus/ ;   

https://www.amazon.com/Story-Jesus-Bible-Stories-Along/dp/1841357448/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481709578&sr=1-2&keywords=award+publications+read+along+with+me

Price: N550; $4:98

MY SUMMARY

In this book, little ones learn about the origin of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. They meet Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, the shepherds and the three wise men. They also catch a glimpse of the later life of Jesus through the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand and the triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Ultimately, they learn how Jesus came to the world to die that all of us may be saved.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This book is one of the titles in the Bible Stories Category of the Read Along with Me Series, a series devoted to introducing toddlers to the joy of reading using picture words. Picture words are little pictures of characters and other things in the book, used in place of words and scattered between the words in the book. How this works: In the course of reading, you pause and point at the words, so that your toddler can ‘see’ the picture and ‘say’ the word. The series has different categories (Classics, Bible Stories, Nursery Rhymes) with at least five titles each.

This is a lovely Christmas present for a baby/toddler/little munchkin because he/she gets to read along while learning about the birth and love of Jesus. They’re quite reasonably priced too! Other books in the Bible Stories category of this series include Noah and the Ark, Moses and the Bulrushes, Stories Jesus Told.

DOWN: Two thirds of the book focused on the birth of Jesus and a very small third was dedicated to the rest of his life. Therefore, the last few pages seemed a bit (for want of a better word) ‘weak’ as the writer tried unsuccessfully to cram the rest of Jesus’ life into 6 pages. I imagine the book would have been much better if it had been left simply as the birth story of Jesus Christ. It was a good book all the same.

RATING

4 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. A picture word guide/glossary is included in the inside back cover of the book.

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

Play Christmas carols that tell the birth story: 

  1. “Mary’s Boy Child”:
  2. Once in Royal David’s City” :

CHALLENGE: The Story of Jesus

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Colour only baby Jesus. (2 – 3 year olds)

http://www.getcoloringpages.com/images/wu/wu2dtfg.jpg

  1. Draw baby Jesus and his gifts. (4 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Wednesday, December 14th 2016.

Next Book of the Week:

NO DON’T TOUCH ME THERE by Nomthi Odukoya

 

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Hansel and Gretel

 

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Title: Hansel and Gretel

Author: The Brothers Grimm

Publisher: Award Publications

Number of pages: 24

Type of Book: Fiction; Classic: See and Say Story Book

Age: 0 – 4

Buy it here: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/hansel-and-gretel/; https://www.amazon.com/Hansel-Gretel-Read-Along-Me/dp/1841357715;  

Free download here: http://burstbase.net/files/G2_Burst_STORIES_5_HanselandGretel_BW.pdf

Price: N410; $4:95

MY SUMMARY

Hansel and Gretel lived with their dad and step mother. They were very poor and sometimes didn’t have enough food to eat. One day, their wicked step mother came up with a plan to abandon the children in the forest. Hansel and Gretel found out and found their way back home. So their stepmother left them in the forest a second time and this time they got lost! Read the book to learn about their adventure in the forest, and the rich wicked witch who captured them and tried to eat Hansel!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: First off, it is a timeless fairytale and one children have loved for centuries. Secondly, it is one of the titles in the Read Along With Me Series, a series devoted to introducing toddlers to the joy of reading using picture words. Picture words are little pictures of characters and other things in the book, used in place of words and strewn between the words in the book. How this works: In the course of reading, you pause and point at the words, so that your toddler can ‘see’ the picture and ‘say’ the word. My two-and-a-half-year-old loves this series to PIECES! The series has at least 10 titles, all classics! Looking for a Christmas present for your kids? And they’re reasonably priced too! Other books in the series include Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots.

Finally, the story also has a moral or two for children.

DOWN: None.

RATING

5 Stars (I would give it 6 over 5 if I could)

TRIVIA

  1. This story was first published in 1812 over 200 hundred years ago!!
  2. The Grimm Brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm wrote a collection of over 200 German fairy tales including popular favourites like Cinderella, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin.

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  • Watch a video here:

CHALLENGE: Hansel and Gretel

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour Hansel and Gretel. (2 – 3 year olds)
  2. What items did Hansel drop on the ground to help them find their way home? Draw them. (4 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Wednesday, December 7th 2016.

Next Book of the Week:

THE STORY OF JESUS by Award Publications

 

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A Fun ABC

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Title: A FUN ABC

Author: Sade Fadipe

Publisher: Cassava Republic Press

Number of pages: 32

Type of Book: Fiction; Rhyme

Age: 0 – 4; 4 -5

Available here: http://www.cassavarepublic.biz/products/a-fun-abc; https://www.amazon.com/Fun-ABC-Sade-Fadipe/dp/1911115154/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480565078&sr=8-1&keywords=a+fun+abc+sade+fadipe

Price: N1,000; $4:93

MY SUMMARY

This book tells the story of a little girl Adanah who visits her grandfather in the village while on break from school. Adanah drives through the country side with her dad, buying fruits and taking pictures of the sights: drummers, dancers, cattle and cattle rearers. At her granddad’s she fetches water at the pump, plays in the rain, makes crowns out of hay and listens to stories by Auntie Sumbo. This ABC book is one with a difference. Written for the Nigerian child or the child who wishes to learn about Nigeria, it uses a great story, vibrant illustrations, rhyme and visual puzzles to introduce the letters of the alphabet. This is the best ABC book – African and otherwise – I’ve read ever and I’ve read my fair share of ABC books and reviewed a few too. See here and here.  Read the book to learn about the alphabets as well as Adanah’s holiday adventure.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This ABC book has so many highlights.

  • It reinforces letter identification by showing lots of objects starting with the same letter on each page. For example, the first page, introducing the letter ‘A’ has Aero plane, Apple, Avocado, a map of Africa.
  • It uses familiar objects which are seen and/or used by little Nigerian children every day!
  • Adanah also takes part in activities which the average Nigerian children is familiar with such as sweeping, fetching water, playing in the rain, sleeping under a mosquito net, and listening to stories told by an older aunt or uncle or grandparent.
  • It uses a story – and a good one too- to teach the alphabets. It’s not just another ABC book filled with disconnected words and objects.
  • Shedrach Ayalomeh’s illustrations brought the words in the book to life. They are vibrant, spread generously across the book and children will find them delightful. Adults will love them too. They reminded me so much of my childhood.
  • Another highlight was the use of rhyme.

I love love love this book and I recommend for Nigerian babies, toddlers and little kids as well as lovers of Nigeria.

DOWN: None.

RATING

5 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. Sade Fadipe is a primary school teacher! It’s little wonder the book is such a treat!!

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  • Try to find all the objects starting with the same letter. Letter B has over 10 objects: Basket, Bucket, Broom, Ball, Bed, Balloon, Blanket, Bear, Bracelets, Bulb, Blocks, Books!

CHALLENGE: A FUN ABC

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. How many objects starting with the letter ‘H’ are featured on page 8 of the book. (2 -3 year olds)
  2. Identify and name three objects starting with the letter ‘H’, featured on page 8 of the book. (4 – 5 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 5 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Thursday, December 7th 2016.

Next Book of the Week:

HANSEL AND GRETEL by The Brothers Grimm

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The Little Blue Cow

Title: The Little Blue Cow

Author: Thecla Ojeifo

Publisher: HTT Communications

Number of pages: 45

Type of Book: Fiction, Faith-based

Age: 0 – 8

Buy it here: Laterna Book Store, 13 Oke Awo Str, Victoria Island, Lagos or Glendora Bookshop, Ikeja City Mall, Lagos

Price: N600

MY SUMMARY

Michael’s mum is an expert story teller; she makes funny faces, uses different voices for the characters and sometimes acts out the stories! Story time with Michael’s mum is fun time for Michael, his baby sister and his friends. But she’s a story teller with a difference, her stories are centered around the Bible. Even better, she has a weekly Bible club for kids. Every Saturday, she picks a verse or two from the Bible, reads it to the kids and then tells a story about the verse.

The little blue cow, the story within this story is about a cow who was different from all the other animals on the farm and the big strong kind horse that helped him. Michael’s mum tried to share the message in Matthew11:28-30. Read the book to find out what became of the little blue cow and what Michael and his friends learnt from this story.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: It is a faith-based book for kids! What’s not to love? It is quite easy to read and features a glossary for the more complex words. The story within the story can be read to toddlers while beginning/independent readers can read the whole book without or with minor supervision. I recommend for little boys and girls ages 5 – 8.

DOWN: There were a few typos and the story dragged a bit in the beginning. There was also a lot of telling and not showing but I’ve come to realize that this is a pervading problem in Nigerian children’s fiction. 

RATING

4 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. Matthew 11:28-30 reads “28Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

 CHALLENGE: The Little Blue Cow

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

1. Read the information above, then answer the following questions (6-8 year olds)

  1. What happened every Saturday?
  2. Is there a story within a story in this book?
  3. Michael’s mum loved doing this?

OR

2. Draw and colour a blue cow (4-5 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 4 – 8 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, June 28th 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack and the Beanstalk

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Title: Jack and the Beanstalk

Author: Retold by Vera Southgate

Publisher: Ladybird/Ladybird Tales

Number of pages: 10/47

Type of Book: Fiction; Fairytale

Age: 0 – 4

Available here: http://www.learnington-ng.com/literature/220-jack-and-the-beanstalk-a-touch-and-feel-book-.html; https://www.laternabooks.com/laterna_product_details.php?v=12878&c=111; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jack-Beanstalk-Ladybird-Touch-Fairy/dp/1409304515; Free Download here: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/stories-jack-and-the-beanstalk-transcript-final-2012-09-21.pdf

Price: N1000; N650; 2.80GBP

MY SUMMARY

Jack, a poor little boy lived with his mother on a farm. One day, his mother sent him to the market to sell their most prized possession, a cow. Jack however, traded the cow for some bean seeds. His poor mother, angry at the boy, threw the beans out the widow and sent the boy to sleep. The following morning, a beanstalk that reached far into the sky had grown right outside the window. Jack climbed up the stalk into the sky to find a beautiful castle in the clouds, a golden goose that laid golden eggs and a harp that played itself. Read the story to find out what happened when the owner of the castle, a giant, caught Jack trying to run away with his prized possessions.

One of the most popular lines from the story is the giant’s, “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!”

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This is a great introduction to the world of fairytales. Jack’s story is a great adventure story that all kids will love. It’s a board book so it’s sturdy and will survive bites, spills and dunks in water. I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4! Older kids can read this too.

DOWN: None

RATING

4.5 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. This story was first told over 5,000 years ago.

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Read the story here: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/stories-jack-and-the-beanstalk-transcript-final-2012-09-21.pdf
  2. Listen to the story here: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/jack-and-the-beanstalk
  3. Read the play here: http://www.grandviewlibrary.org/ReadersTheater/JackBeanstalk/JackBeanStalk.pdf
  4. Activities here: http://www.penguinreaders.com/pdf/downloads/pyr/factsheets/9780582428591.pdf
  5. Watch a video here:

CHALLENGE: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour the picture of the beanstalk on the cover of the book (4 year olds)

OR

  1. Identify and colour Jack (2-3 year olds)

https://pintsizedbookworms.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/703e4-jack-and-the-beanstalk.jpg

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, June 8th 2016.

Next Book of the Week:

THE LITTLE BLUE COW by Thecla Ojeifo

 

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Little Red Riding Hood

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Title: Little Red Riding Hood

Author: Retold by Renee Cloke

Publisher: Award Publication/Usborne

Number of pages: 24/64

Type of Book: Fiction; Fairytale

Age: 0 – 4

Available here: http://www.amazon.com/Ladybird-Tales-Little-Riding-Hood/dp/1409311120/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1463697512&sr=1-1&keywords=little+red+riding+hood+ladybird+tales;  http://www.amazon.com/Touch-Fairy-Little-Riding-Ladybird/dp/1409304493/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=514Zl8vx3-L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=15BZ7EE4Z9KHHVQKBX3T ; http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/little-red-riding-hood/ ; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Goldilocks-Three-Bears-Usborne-Reading/dp/0746084110;  Free Download here: https://vk.com/doc8069473_212444066?hash=bdc9e2603bc7958ac0&dl=e2e6b90514c43d666b

Price: N500; $2.99; N580; 4.99GBP

MY SUMMARY

Another classic fairytale. Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandma is sick so her mum makes a food basket and asks Little Red to take it to her. She repeatedly warns her not to talk to strangers on the road but Little Red disobeys her mum and talks to the sly fox. Sly fox quickly speeds to Grandma’s house, gobbles her up, changes into Grandma’s clothes and waits for Little Red to arrive so as to eat her up as well. Read the book to find out what became of Little Red, Grandma and the food basket. One of my best lines from the book:

“Grandma, what large teeth you have …” says Little Red

“The better to eat you with.” replies the fox.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This was hands down, one of my favourite little girl books! I loved it to pieces! I wanted that red cape too! Red has been my favourite colour since I can remember! Anyway, back to the book. It also introduces kids to the wonderful world of fairy tales! Both have vibrant illustrations but the Ladybird book also has different touch and feels on every page to introduce your toddler to textures. This story has a lesson or two. It teaches little readers that there are consequences for disobedience and talking to strangers. I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4! Older kids can read this too. It’s a board book so it’s sturdy and will survive bites, spills and dunks in water.

DOWN: Depending on the version you read, the end can be sad or not!

RATING

4.5 or 5 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. This story was first published by Charles Perrault and the Brother’s Grimm.
  2. This story has had at least three different versions with three different endings. In some versions, the fox swallows the grandma and the small girl; in others, it hides the grandma in a closet and doesn’t eat the little girl. Sometimes, the fox swallows the grandma and the little girl whole and a wood cutter rescues them from its stomach, and sometimes, the wood cutter is a hunter!

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Create your own Little Red Riding Hood book here: https://vk.com/doc8069473_212444066?hash=bdc9e2603bc7958ac0&dl=e2e6b90514c43d666b
  2. Some Little Red Riding Hood activities here: https://vk.com/doc8069473_212444066?hash=bdc9e2603bc7958ac0&dl=e2e6b90514c43d666b
  3. Watch a video here:

CHALLENGE: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour the picture of little Red Riding Hood on the cover of the book (4 year olds)

OR

  1. Identify and colour the fox (2-3 year olds)

http://www.coloring-book.info/coloring/coloring.php?id=2408

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, May 31st 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

 

 

 

 

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Title: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Author: Ladybird/Usborne

Publisher: Ladybird/Usborne

Number of pages: 12/64

Type of Book: Fiction; Fairytale; Classic

Age: 0 – 4; 4-8

Available here: http://www.learnington-ng.com/literature/167-goldilocks-and-the-three-bears.html?search_query=goldilocks+and+the+three+bears+&results=3;  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Goldilocks-Three-Bears-Ladybird-Touch/dp/1409304477;  for older readers: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears/; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Goldilocks-Three-Bears-Usborne-Reading/dp/0746084110;  Free Download here: http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/threebears/threebears.pdf

Price: N1000; 5:99 GBP; N580; 4.99GBP

MY SUMMARY

Another classic fairytale. In this story, a golden-haired little girl wanders into the woods and into the home of a Bear family. The Bears: Father, Mother and Baby were out. Goldilocks helps herself to their food, chair and beds, eating up Baby bear’s food, breaking his chair and sleeping in his bed. Read the book to find out what happens when the bears return and find Goldilocks in Baby bear’s bed!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This is a great book for toddlers! (and lower level primary school kids) I loved it as a child! It was right up there with Little Red Riding Hood! It has vibrant illustrations and different touch and feels on every page to introduce your toddler to textures. This book could be used to teach little ones the importance of staying away from strange places and people and not taking things that don’t belong to them. It’s a board book so it’s sturdy and will survive bites, spills and dunks in water. I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4! The version for older readers will teach the importance of obedience.

DOWN: None.

RATING

5 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. The character Goldilocks was named for her hair! She had golden locks (hair)
  2. The first documented version of this story was published by Robert Southey[1]
  3. More options for buying this book: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/?s=goldilocks&post_type=product

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Read the story here: http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/threebears/threebears.pdf
  2. Create your own Goldilocks and the Three Bears story book here: http://www.ptools.com/Blog/Goldilocks-and-the-Three-Bears.pdf

CHALLENGE: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour the picture of Goldilocks and the three bears on the cover of the book (4 year olds)

OR

  1. Identify and colour the three Bears (2-3 year
    1. olds)

    http://azcoloring.com/coloring/8cz/K4d/8czK4ddcp.jpg

    Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, May 24th 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

 

 

 

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[1] http://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/GoldilocksAndTheThreeBears; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldilocks_and_the_Three_Bears

The Gingerbread Man

Title: The Gingerbread Man

Author: Ladybird

Publisher: Ladybird

Number of pages: 10

Type of Book: Fiction; Fairytale

Age: 0 – 4

Available here: http://www.learnington-ng.com/activity/17-touch-and-feel-book-gingerbread-man.html; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gingerbread-Man-Ladybird-Touch-Fairy/dp/1409304469

Price: N1000; 5.99GBP

MY SUMMARY

Imagine it’s your daughter’s birthday and you’ve just baked the perfect Disney princess cake for her. Then as soon as you open the oven, ZOOM!!! the Princess cake jumps off the pan and dashes out of your kitchen. Impossible right? Not in this book. In this book, an old lady baked a gingerbread cookie in the shape of a man and as soon as she opened the oven to take it out, the cookie got up and took off. The old lady gave chase, followed by her husband, then a pig, a cow, and a horse but the cookie refused to be caught and eaten. Read the book to find out what became of the gingerbread man!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This is a great book for toddlers! It introduces kids to the wonderful world of fairy tales! It has vibrant illustrations and different touch and feels on every page to introduce your toddler to textures. I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4! It’s a board book so it’s sturdy and will survive bites, spills and dunks in water.

DOWN: I didn’t like the end.

RATING

4.5 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. This story was first published in 1875![1]

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Read the story here: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/stories/folktale/gingerbreadman/story/
  2. Create your own Gingerbread Man story book here: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/stories/folktale/gingerbreadman/story/print.shtml

CHALLENGE: The Gingerbread Man

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour the gingerbread man on the cover of the book (4 year olds)

OR

  1. Identify and colour the Gingerbread Man (2-3 year olds)

http://www.supercoloring.com/sites/default/files/styles/coloring_medium/public/cif/2015/11/christmas-gingerbread-man-coloring-page.png

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, May 17th 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

 

 

 

 

 

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gingerbread_Man

 

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The Three Little Pigs

Title: The Three Little Pigs

Author: Janet Brown

Publisher: Armadillo Books

Number of pages: 24

Type of Book: Fiction; Classic; Fairytale

Age: 0 – 4

Available here: https://www.laternabooks.com/laterna_product_details.php?v=13019&c=111; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Little-Pigs-First-Reading/dp/1861473966?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Price: N700; 3.99GBP

MY SUMMARY

Enter the big bad wolf! In this retelling of the classic fairytale, three little pigs try to save themselves from the big bad wolf. The first two pigs make houses of straw and wood respectively and are eaten by the wolf who huffs and puffs and destroys their houses before eating them. The third little pig however outsmarts the wolf. Read the book to find out/remember how the third little pig escaped the big bad wolf and what became of the wolf.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This is a great book. Using lively illustrations and simple diction, it encourages children to read. The icing on the cake? It also teaches children to write and observe. It features some writing exercises and games (like spot-the-difference)! I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4!

DOWN: None!!!

RATING

4 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. The original fairytale is over a hundred years old! The first printed version was made in the 1840s![1]

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Read the story here: http://grundschule.bildung-rp.de/fileadmin/user_upload/grundschule.bildung-rp.de/Downloads/Fremdsprachen/Unterrichtsbeispiele/three_little_pigs/Material-Fairytales.pdf
  2. Watch a video here:

CHALLENGE: The Three Little Pigs

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Identify 3 plants and 3 animals in the picture (4 year olds)

http://www.hellokids.com/c_4781/coloring-pages/disney-coloring-pages/three-little-pigs-coloring-pages/fifer-fiddler-and-edmund-scare-the-wolf

OR

  1. Identify and colour the pigs (2-3 year olds)

http://www.hellokids.com/c_4781/coloring-pages/disney-coloring-pages/three-little-pigs-coloring-pages/fifer-fiddler-and-edmund-scare-the-wolf

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, May 10th 2015.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Little_Pigs