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Everything I Need to Know Before I'm Five Hardcover – July 26, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375868658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375868658
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 10.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Book of 2011

Starred Review, PublishersWeekly, May 30, 2011:
"Fisher (The Fantastic 5 & 10¢ Store) gives preschoolers a leg up on need-to-know information in this energetic collection."

Review, The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2011:
"There's a faint haziness in Ms. Fisher's photographic style that gives her tableaux a sugared quality; you feel vaguely that you ought to be able to pluck the objects off the page and eat them."

About the Author

Valorie Fisher is the author-illustrator of When Ruby Tried to Grow Candy and How High Can a Dinosaur Count?, which received two starred reviews. She is illustrator of The Fantastic 5 & 10¢ Store and the photographer for the beloved Moxy Maxwell books. Her titles My Big Brother and My Big Sister, both Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winners, were also illustrated with photographs. Ms. Fisher's photographs can be seen in major museum collections around the world, including the Brooklyn Museum, London's Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.

More About the Author

Valorie Fisher is the creator of Everything I Need To Know Before I Turn Five, When Ruby Tried to Grow Candy, How High Can a Dinosaur Count?, Ellsworth's Extraordinary Electric Ears and My Big Brother and My Big Sister (both Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winners). She is the illustrator of The Fantastic 5 &10¢ Store by J. Patrick Lewis and the Moxy Maxwell series of books by Peggy Gifford.

REVIEWS
"a great mix of elegance and goofiness" and "guaranteed fun" wrote School Library Journal in two starred reviews

"sassy" starred review Publisher's Weekly

"oozes with fun" Booklist

"gives her tableaux a sugared quality; you feel vaguely that you ought to be able to pluck the objects off the page and eat them." Wall Street Journal

For more of her "elegance and goofiness" visit http://blog.valoriefisher.com/

AWARDS
My Big Brother, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2003

My Big Sister, Association of Booksellers for Children Best Book for Children 2003

My Big Sister, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2004

Ellsworth's Extraordinary Electric Ears, Child Magazine Best Books of the Year, 2004

Ellsworth's Extraordinary Electric Ears, Nick Jr. Best Books of the Year, 2004

My Big Sister, Parenting Magazine Best Books of the Year, 2004

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2007

Everything I Need To Know Before I'm Five, Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Book of 2011


EXHIBITIONS
The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration, 2004
Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

Children Should Be Seen: The Image of the Child in American Picture-Book Art
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah NY July 1 - October 21, 2007
The Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA Nov. 15, 2007 -March 9, 2008
Los Angles Public Library, Los Angles, CA October 4, 2008 - Jan.11, 2009



For more of her "elegance and goofiness" visit http://blog.valoriefisher.com/

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It is a great teaching tool.
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The content of this book does not match its title!
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Each page is beautiful and captivating.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By booklover on August 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Wow. A book that reflects everything 4 year olds are, brilliant, colorful,subversive, curious, playful, sly, emotional, hilarious, fresh, naughty and wicked smart. But wait it's got LEARNING SKILLS. I know that doesn't seem possible. How could this be? Well Valorie Fisher has somehow broken the rule that books that lay out the alphabet and numbers and opposites have to be flat. virtuous. BO-Ring. The four lambs have glasses on. The ladybug is big and the lady is the little one. Ha ha ha

Everywhere I go teachers of little kids go ape over it, but you could give it as a present and be as popular as a popsicle.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Allen on October 21, 2012
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This book is much shorter than I expected. It doesn't cover much:
-numbers 1-20
-opposites (10 sets)
-shapes
-colors
-mixing colors
-seasons
-weather
-alphabet

I thought it was going to have more concepts to talk about with my toddler (like examples of cause and effect, manners, skills) which could give me ideas for activities. Number, letter and colour books are easy to find; I thought this book would have a little something different to offer. It is so short, I think you'd be better off buying individual books about each of the "subjects". For example there are only a few opposites, whereas a book about opposites would cover more. The content of this book does not match its title!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By peachyqueen27 on February 29, 2012
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I think this is the most beautiful, informative book that I have seen for young children. Each page is beautiful and captivating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna Barker Hall on February 21, 2014
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I got this for my grandson for his 4th birthday. It has the most colorful and interesting illustrations I've ever seen in a children's book. It is now one of his favorites and he has learned a lot reading it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erin Campbell on December 9, 2013
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The photos in this book are adorably staged. My almost 2 year old delights in the little idiosyncrasies and expressions on the characters. It is a lot of info, spanning letters, numbers, colors, shapes, opposites, expressions, etc. so I find it best to immerse her in one topic at a time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sterling Raskie on August 9, 2012
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The perfect book for a toddler! This book has so much to offer a little reader (and parent reading it). You have counting, shapes, colors, opposites - it's a wonderful book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By February patterns and plans on March 20, 2012
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This book had great information for children and it does have the basics that children should know before they go to school. The children enjoyed the bright colors and counting. Wonderful pictures for a really nice visual treat.
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We got this from the library and my 19 month old didn't want to give it back. So I bought it! He loves the quirky pictures and the concepts. We do a "find the picture" game with it and it's always a big hit.
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