Saturday, November 10, 2012

Chances Are

Okay, I can't resist books for kids, so here's another book review.

Chances Are by Susan Bangert-Wood is an alphabet picture book, but different from the usual kind because each letter tells of an animal doing crazy things they could never do in real life. Little kids who hear this book read to them and see the illustrations by Jack Foster will laugh out loud. Even toddlers will want to hear it over and over again.

When the kids are a little older they can learn the alphabet letters for each creature.

Bigger kids will enjoy the pages of activities in the back of the book,  which are suitable for kids in elementary school.  It bothered me a bit that some of the pages have slightly different meter, but that may be deliberate since one activity is counting the number of syllables.

Because of the variety of age groups who can benefit from Chances Are, chances are children who get this book when they're little will continue to enjoy it for years.

4 comments:

Kai Strand said...

Great review, Janet. Sounds like a fun book.

Penelope Anne Cole said...

Hi Janet, good points in your review. It's a crazy funny alphabet book for sure.

Jack Foster said...

Great review Janet! You nailed it :o)

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, everyone.