- File Size: 1443 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: SImple Story (February 24, 2018)
- Publication Date: February 24, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B2HQXDH
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #193 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Personal Hygiene
- #238 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Nursery Rhymes
- #452 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Children's Nonfiction > Science, Nature & How It Works > Health
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Children's book: Nils Cuts His Nails - The Scissors Game: (Nursery Rhymes adventure full of imagination) Kindle Edition
|Length: 32 pages||Age Level: 2 - 6||Grade Level: K - 2|
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‘Mommy says: Nils my dear son is very smart.
On one thing he insisted right from the start:
To cut his nails he will always agree,
“But only with the Scissors Game”, says he.’
It seems to me that this book has been created with a lot of love and joy and it’s obvious that the author really enjoys creating such wonderful stories. Thank you for sharing with us the gift that you have obviously worked so hard to refine. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s coming next. Five stars from us. Well done!
As a warmly creative touch Nurit opens the book with a note to parents – ‘This is a story-game aimed at helping children overcome their fear of nail cutting. You can simply read it to your child, but for added fun you can dramatize the feelings of each finger and hand mentioned in the story, sing your and your children’s own words. So go ahead and invent words, faces and voices and set out on a nail cutting adventure. It helped my children overcome their fears. I hope it helps yours too.’
The story is delivered in charming rhyme and is accompanied by very fine illustrations by Rotem Lots-Zaiden. Nils wants to play but Mommy says they need to play the Scissors Game starring the Brave family – the comically dressed fingers – Daddy Thumb, Mommy Index, Cubit, Ringlet, and Pinky – who make cutting nails a joy. Then we meet the Scared Family – same fingers but not as successful as the Brave Family. Nils observes the overwhelming victory of the Brave Family and is able to doze off to sleep no longer afraid to cut his nails.
Example of the rhyming fun – ‘Daddy Thumb says, “Let’s give it a try”, And Mommy Index swears, “No more shall I cry.” She lines up the fingers, all in a row, And suddenly brave, she says “Let’s go.”
A completely fascinating and thoughtful and entertaining way to approach learning a needed chore. Terrific on every level! Grady Harp, March 18
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book
The success of this book -- like almost all of them for the pre-reading set -- comes down to the effort put into it by whoever is reading the book to the child. If someone gets into the rhyme, oohs and ahhs over the art just right, and has a lot of fun with it, I can't imagine how a kid won't either.
Zvolon wrote this to help her granddaughters deal with the trauma of having their nails trimmed -- which can be a struggle for some kids, I know. So Zvolon came up with a way to turn the experience into a game into something fantastical. She tells a very simple rhyming story about Nils overcoming his fear of getting his nails trimmed with the help of a game. It's a neat idea told in an attractive fashion.
The art is something else -- if it doesn't make you think fantasy, nothing will. Rotem Lots-Zaiden doesn't illustrate this like any contemporary children's book -- it feels like something that came out of the 1970's -- maybe early Sesame Street animation. This is not a bad thing, I think it serves the story pretty well, and the strange features and interesting colors should keep the attention of young readers.
I honestly never thought I'd read a book about trimming nails, or helping someone through the struggle of it. But now that I have, I can't imagine a better one on the subject. This is good stuff, and I hope it helps some kids.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author
"Nils Cuts His Nails" is a cute little kids book about a subject I don't think I have ever seen another children's book tackle, which is surprising, considering it is something many little kids are probably afraid of at first. I do have to say that while reading the book, it had me wondering if people really use scissors to cut their nails? I've only known people who used nail clippers, so that was a little bit different to me, but aside from that fact, I found the book charming and am sure it would be very useful to anyone who is trying to make clipping their child's nails a less scary event. Turning it into a game would no doubt help distract kids from their fear and might even have them looking forward to the chore! The illustrations to the book are bright and well done. Definitely recommended for parents who have children dealing with anxiety over this issue.
Many children are afraid of having their nails cut. Zvolon tells parents and children, by means of the tale in this book, how to make a game out of the experience - The Scissors Game. The story is about two families: one is brave (the right hand) and one is scared (the left).
The book is written in nice easy poetry that kids will like and they will enjoy the colorful drawings.