Thursday, March 9, 2017

Baa's shapes - a bookwrap









I am introducing an early learning book today featuring the concepts of size, shapes and patterns.  It is very simple, Baa the little sheep is very adorable, and the results very, very impactful.  I know your little one will enjoy it's creativity immensely. 




Unwrapping...






"Baa's shapes"

Authored by M.J. Burke
Illustrated by Jake Tebbit

Ages 2-4
Grade Level - PS and up




Unwrapping some darling illustrations for you to enjoy...



















About the book...




Baa is an adorable, happy little sheep that loves to nibble on the grass around him.  What is very cool about Baa is that he is a very creative nibbler... he creates shapes as he munches away.  How fun is that?  

Little ones will delight in the watercolour illustrations and all the added details that are added to each page.  Small children can name and learn the shapes that Baa so artistically creates.  His talented chomping style results in the perfect square, triangle, circle and rectangle configurations.  Finally satisfied after all his hard work Baa curls up, counts sheep I'm sure, and falls fast asleep with a smile on his face.  

I highly recommend this board book geared towards ages 0+.  




Storywraps rating...  5 HUGS!!!!!









About the author...










M. J. Burke attended the Massachusetts College of Art, lives in New England with her husband, and three cats. She has worked in many bookstores and libraries and is always happiest when surrounded by books.

















About the illustrator...




Jake Tebbit is a successful illustrator and designer. He studied Graphic Design at Cambridge Art School and Kingston upon Thames School of Art, gaining a BA in Graphic Design. He also has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Anglia Ruskin University. His first job was as a background artist for Halas & Batchelor, the British animation company; he then moved on to become Senior Editorial Artist for Reed Publishing before becoming a freelance illustrator in 1977.
He has worked for many publishers, including children’s, educational, agricultural and reference books. From 1983 to 2003 he provided the weekly editorial cartoon for Farmers Weekly, the leading agricultural journal of the UK. He has illustrated for the popular BBC Jackanory children’s television series including 101 Dalmatians, The Sheep Pig and other titles.
He enjoys the countryside, singing and playing traditional British folk music, drinking cider and wine, and travels when he can.








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