Sunday, May 13, 2012

Review of Slither Slide, What's Outside?

Spring has finally spring, which makes it a great time to check out the new book Slither Slide, What's Outside by Nora Hilb & Simon and Sheryl Shapiro. This rhyming story encourages children to go outside and to interact with nature. They also have to use their imaginations to pretend to be like things in nature. In the story, kids plant a tree, wiggle like a worm, glow like stars, explore waterfalls and rainbows and so much more. The book actually covers topics for an entire year of different seasons.

The illustrations of the kids playing are quite charming. On the opposite page is a real photograph of the topic being discussed. I like the realistic aspect, which is so important for kids who are at a concrete age. The illustrations give the impression of imagination, which is required to interact with nature in the same way that these children do. It would make for a good lesson on the seasons. Children can try to mimic the pictures and even create their own version of the book.

I received a complimentary set of galleys from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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