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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Babies and toddlers love to learn about themselves and parents love to tell them all about them-including each ticklish, soft part of the baby's body.  Here's a book that encourages play while learning!

eebee's Adventures All About Me and You!: Head-to-Toe Adventures for Your Baby. Start Anywhere. Go Anywhere!Eebee's Adventures All About Me and You! is a great board book for babies and toddlers to learn body parts and, more importantly, interact with parents.  Eebee is the cute baby featured on each page helping to teach about the body.  Author Every Baby Company, Inc made each page like a game board with commands, questions, and statements in colorful circles.  Some of the circles are quite clever and all are related to the different parts of the body.

  • stick out your tongue!  say 'bah-bah-bah-bah!' 
  • close your eyes!..are you sleeping?
  • let's tickle your tummy!
The last page of eebee's Adventures All About Me and You! is my favorite part of the book...and most children's too, I suspect.  It is a fold out mirror to be used throughout the pages of the book.   

I think this would be an excellent gift to give a baby!  Though it is my first eebee book, it is part of a whole eebee series.
What I Like:
I think the illustrations of eebee keep the focus on body parts.  They are cute and bold!  This book plays out perfectly for exploration and interaction.  Language and motor skills develop alongside the social skills for the child!  Another feature I like is that you do not need to start at the beginning of the book.  You can start in the middle and enjoy it just fine, which I think young page turners would like.

Mirrors are especially helpful for young children's language development.  It helps them to see what they are doing instead of only feeling it.  Some children think they are imitating others correctly, but the mirror can show them otherwise.  Of course, mirrors are really a great incentive for a child to pull out a book and be silly!  Young children love mirrors to see their beautiful faces!

What I dislike:
Overall, this is a great book, but eebee's name does not begin with a capital letter.  Also, each "game board" circle has an idea written in it to instruct the child in some way.  As seen in the bullets above, they do not begin with a capital letter, though they do end with punctuation and are usually a complete sentence.  Children won't mind this and may even enjoy all lower-case letters, but the teacher in me cringes at this.  I still think it's a fun book and a great way to reinforce body parts and play with your child.

Sterling Publishing is offering a copy of eebee's Adventures All About Me and You to one reader!
To enter to win, please leave a comment below telling me who you would give or read this book to.  Be sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

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Giveaway ends Tuesday, October 26th at 7 pm EST.

Thank you, Sterling Publishers, for providing this book for review purposes.

18 comments:

Shonda said...

I would give this to my son! shondaet@gmail.com

Shonda said...

I follow your blog. shondaet@gmail.com

Shonda said...

I would like the laundry book from eebee. shondaet@gmail.com

Mozi Esme said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/10/eebees-adventures-all-about-me-and-you.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

I'd share this with a pregnant friend as a baby shower gift...

artsy_momma said...

I would read this book to my son & to his baby sister on the way :)

artsy_momma said...

I follow your blog :)

Shonda said...

I BLOGGED: http://jsknowlton.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaways-over-at-live-learn-love.html. shondaet@gmail.com #1

Shonda said...

I BLOGGED: http://jsknowlton.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaways-over-at-live-learn-love.html. shondaet@gmail.com #2

Shonda said...

I BLOGGED: http://jsknowlton.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaways-over-at-live-learn-love.html. shondaet@gmail.com #3

Linda Kish said...

I would give this to my DIL's niece.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Inspired Kathy said...

I would read this to my daughter or give it to my nephew.
bkhabel at gmail dot com

Inspired Kathy said...

I follow on GFC bkhabel at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Eebee's Bathtime Adventures would also be great.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

karasceviour said...

I would love to win this for my little nephew, karasceviour at hotmail dot com

karasceviour said...

I follow you via GFC. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

karasceviour said...

I would also like eebee's peek-a-boo adventures. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

Olive's mum said...

My 26mo would love this book.

Olive's mum said...

I am a follower!

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