Friday, July 6, 2012

Book Review: Picture My Day

Written By: Severine Cordier
Illustrated by: Cynthia Lacroix
Published by: Owlkids
Released on: April 2012
Ages: 2-5 yrs old
Source: book from publisher to review
4 Stars: We Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Owlkids | Amazon

Through simple words and hundreds of warm and contemporary illustrations, Picture My Day explores the key moments that occur in a single day for three young children. From daybreak to bedtime, readers will follow these two sisters and their brother as they eat breakfast, get dressed, play games, go to the park, explore nature, take a bath, and more. Throughout the book, objects like the clothes pinned to the laundry line, the musical instruments in the playroom, and the vegetables spilling from a grocery bag are clearly labeled, inviting young readers to learn new words and to categorize objects. Plus, readers are introduced to simple concepts like flavors, colors, and seasons, too. More than just an illustrated dictionary, Picture My Day is a kind of scrapbook of what life is like for young children, from first words to first situations. And, with lots of little shared moments between affectionate family members on display, children and parents alike will delight in poring over the pages of this picture book. - quoted from Owlkids

Picture My Day is a fun book that allows toddlers to explore their day and the world around them. From sun up to sun down, toddlers are constantly on the move, and they'll be able to see that a variety of the things they do, the three children in the story do as well, and more. From getting ready for the day, to eating their meals, playing, going to the park, and more. Toddlers will enjoy the style of story telling, fun illustrations and collection of illustrations of things that make up their own unique worlds. 

Here's an example of just one of many illustrations found within the pages of this fun book:

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~