In the city,windows light.How many catswill dance tonight? It’s not particularly surprising that Cats’ Night Out won what is arguably the top children’s literature prize in Canada, the Governor General’s Literary Award. It’s one of those children’s books that hits all the right notes (no pun intended).
Three hamsters with a pear Four hamsters in the air I admit it: I just love a bit of well-executed randomness in a children’s book. I can’t help but feel like sometimes the most fun to be had with a book for really little kids is in a story that is a little bit wonky […]
Now that your little one has already mastered counting to ten, why not try something a little more challenging? Number concepts can be found all over the place, from learning about money to basic arithmetic to telling time. Here are a handful of number and counting books that address ideas beyond just the basics!
A handful of wonderful books about numbers and counting that are appropriate for infants and toddlers. Colourful, funny, several of them in board book format, these are a great way to introduce your baby to the concept of numbers.
Let’s dance and party and Rock-and-Roll. Bring out the Good China Dishes and the Big Punch Bowl. When kitchen clock-dwelling, fun-loving mice–numbers One through Twelve–decide to throw an impromptu late-night party, not even Max the housecat is going to stand in their way.
TEN little Elvi gettin’ ready to shine . . . One made a comeback and then there were NINE. As all parents of toddlers—with their love of familiarity and repetition—know, sometimes it’s as important that a book for young children appeals to parents as that it appeals to children, because it is the parents […]
Ingredients: oranges, kumquats, rhubarb, black-eyed peas, assorted broccoli, bell peppers, onions, carrots, portabella, enoki and white-button mushrooms, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, pink and green peppercorns, pink grapefruit, kiwifruits, . . . etc., etc. As the ingredients for a single recipe, the above list is more than a little unappetizing. Unappetizing, that is, unless it’s a […]
One dizzy ant totters up the tree. Two dream lizards follow lazily. Like all of Anushka Ravishankar’s books that I have thus far encountered, One, Two, Tree! is notable for its inventiveness, originality, clever choice of words, and general uniqueness.