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My Very First Book of Shapes / Mi primer libro de figuras: Bilingual Edition (World of Eric Carle) (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Board book – March 7, 2013

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About the Author

Eric Carle is unquestionably one of the greatest children’s book creators of all time. He continues to produce his best-selling picture books, and recently won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. His books, as well as the new Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, continue to keep him at top momentum. Visit him at www.eric-carle.com.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 3 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: World of Eric Carle
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Philomel Books; Nov Brdbk edition (March 7, 2013)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0399161422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399161421
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #773,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love Eric Carle as do my children. We probably own all his books. This is the most disappointing one. The artwork is still stunning, however this book of shapes includes things that are not really shapes -- and especially not shapes a young children, who the book is intended for, is going to know/understand. I originally purchased this to teach my kid different shapes, but this is not a good book for that. It's nice to look at and enjoy, but not nearly as educational as I had hoped. So, if you are getting this book to try to teach your kid shapes: skip it. If you are getting this book because to enjoy as a book: awesome!
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In his acceptance speech for the ALA Laura Ingalls Wilder medal, Eric Carle referenced that he appreciated a description of his books as being "literature for the not-yet and just-about-to-be-reader" (Carle, 2003, 424). This time, Carle is teaching his almost readers about shapes through reincarnations of familiar characters from his other stories (the watermelon from a caterpillar reminiscent of the infamous Very Hungry, a friendlier version of the Grouchy Ladybug) to demonstrate shapes. Value contrast is applied to make the black shapes on the top part of the split book format jump off the page. A greater variety of shapes than expected (think crescent or squiggle) are introduced. Parents can use the book to engage children in a dialogue about other familiar objects that may be the same shape. It would not be useful in practicing print awareness, because the nature of the book does not encourage a child to begin at the start of the book, but being able to start the book on any page may capture the attention of the young audience.
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By Ashley on March 6, 2015
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This is a very simple book. The top shows shapes and the bottom shows images that represent them. You flip through and match them up. Despite its simple nature I must give it a 5 star review because my 2 year old loves to look at it. I'm not sure when a squiggle became a shape, but it seems to be her favorite image.
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I bought this book for my 21 month old because I am interested in teaching her about shapes. It may be more appropriate for an older child. The book is split horizontally on the inside, separating pages between solid shapes on the top page (i.e. a solid black circle) and shape objects on the bottom page (i.e. a yellow sun). The idea is to flip back and forth until you match the top shape and bottom object by shape. My toddler quickly loses interest and some of the shapes are a bit advanced (crescent, oval, etc.). I appreciate this book as a teaching tool and like the fact that it includes a game, but it does not hold the attention of my toddler, and she is a child who loves books. Hopefully she will grow into it!
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I feel like the books is geared more towards preschool age instead of toddler. The book is split inside and the shape on top does not match the shape on the bottom. I know for older kids it would be fun for them to help match the top and bottom but for ones on the younger end it's a little confusing.
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A VERY GOOD BOOK FOR TEACHING SHAPES...MANY SHAPES AND THE HALF PAGES YOU CAN PLAY NUMEROUS GAMES....WHEN THEY GET BORED THEY CAN STOP & PICK IT UP AGAIN TO START WHEREVER... DO NOT HAVE TO START AT THE FIRST PAGE ....GREAT BOOK TO START AT THE BACK & WORK FORWARD
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I love Eric Carle and I have many other books books by this author but this is my least favorite so far. The shapes are not the traditional shapes I would want my toddler to recognize as her "first shapes"
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Eric Carle has always been one of my favorite authors. My 11 month loved this book as she did all the others. It's nice that the pictures are big and colorful, it keeps their attention. Every time my kids pick up this book we have to read it at least 5 times before they will let me go on to the next book. :)
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