Monday, May 11, 2015

Who Eats First? - a bookwrap

Unwrapping a book that 's just "peachy!"

Authored by Ae-hae Yoon and illustrated by Hae-won Yang.
Ages 3-5

Unwrapping some illustrations...

Deep inside the rainforest a big, luscious, juicy peach has fallen to the ground and six curious animals gather around it and have to decide which one is the most qualified to take the initial bite.  Each one wants to be first and through a process of classifying and placing things in order the eager to munch pack try to figure out who is worthy of such an honour.  Should the animal who is tallest? heaviest? has the largest mouth? the longest tail or ears?  Oh my... how can this be decided?  

With a surprising turn of events the animals learn a very valuable lesson that I am sure will make your smile. The illustrations are colourful, whimsical and look like watercolour and fabric. The expressions on the animal's face say it all.  

If you want a wonderful math lesson for your child then this book is the perfect introduction to comparing, sorting and measuring.  This book is very high quality indeed with a section at the end containing short exercises and further explantations of the concepts presented between the covers.  It is humorous, thought-provoking, and educational.  Friendly competition is a good thing and I am sure all the animals got a chance to bite into that juice peach once the first bite was taken.  Sharing is always the best when you are sharing with friends no matter who they are or what they look like.  I highly recommend it.

Ae-hae Yoon teaches children’s literature and is the author of numerous children’s books, including Flower ShoesHae-won Yang is active with the Korean Publishing Illustration Association and has illustrated many books for children, including Little Beaver by the Blue RiverMigaya the Last Bat Princess, and The Wolf and the Seven Lambs.

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