2014 Reviews by Library: Iola

Mouse Camoflauge

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Author: Ellen Stoll Walsh

I read Mouse Paint in preschool story hour this morning. The first page shows 3 white mice stading on a piece of white paper and the cat can't find them. I asked a 5 year old "why can't the cat see them?" and he told me "they're camoflauged!"

Mouse Paint is a great introduction to color for young children. It shows the primary colors, red, yellow and blue and what happens when the mice paint themselves and then mix the colors together to make new ones. It reinforces the paint mixing when they paint the white paper always keeping in mind they need a white space because of the cat.

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Author: Jenny Offill

A young girl with a very inquisitive nature tries many different experiments. She decides that ketchup and snow are the only food groups a kids needs, dogs like glitter and yodeling in the car makes time go faster. The consequences of some of the experiments don't hurt anyone but then there are others. Follow along and see what happens. Maybe you will decide to try some experiments of your own. Be sure you are ready to suffer the consequences.

Adventures in math

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Author: Laura Overdeck

Bedtime Math helps kids love math. These books are designed for parents and kids to interact at bedtime or during breakfast, dinnertime or bathtime. Each chapter has 2 page spreads with fun, math word problems loaded with information on one page and 3 questions on the second page. The questions are divided into Wee ones, Little kids and Big kids. The child can answer as many as they are able to. The answers are at the bottom of every page making it easy for parents find. At the back of the book it shows you the math equations behind the thinking. Bedtime Math 2 adds a bonus question that requires more steps and makes everyone think a little harder.

These books encourage kids to think things through, work as a team with siblings or parents and gives them one on one time with mom and dad.

Adventures in math

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Author: Laura Overdeck

Bedtime Math helps kids love math. These books are designed for parents and kids to interact at bedtime or during breakfast, dinnertime or bathtime. Each chapter has 2 page spreads with fun, math word problems loaded with information on one page and 3 questions on the second page. The questions are divided into Wee ones, Little kids and Big kids. The child can answer as many as they are able to. The answers are at the bottom of every page making it easy for parents find. At the back of the book it shows you the math equations behind the thinking. Bedtime Math 2 adds a bonus question that requires more steps and makes everyone think a little harder.

These books encourage kids to think things through, work as a team with siblings or parents and gives them one on one time with mom and dad.