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Love books that entertain AND educate
on September 29, 2011
I will admit to having a history of buying a book for its cover and this one does not disappoint. This is initially why I picked it up. As I read it I knew this would be a hit. My two sons love it for different reasons. My little one (3) loves the pictures and my 5 year old loves the art and the way this story allows him to interact with the text and the pictures. The bright colorful art is attention grabbing and the author clearly has a grasp of children who are at an age where things are black and white (no pun intended). I love the way it challenges children to think of things in new ways. At an age where flexibility is a four letter word, I advocate anything that helps my child think more creatively and outside the box. I do have to deal with constant interruptions while he makes his own observations about other ways a puffin is like other things in the book. If you want a sing-songy rhyming book that you can recite in your sleep...this ain't it. If you want a book that makes your child think and does so in language that makes sense to your 4-7 year old then put this one in your cart.