Saturday, February 11, 2017

Kid Konnection: Picture Book Round-Up


Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you two cute picture books -- one that is aimed at preschoolers and one that is perfect for toddlers.

Summary: Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet--a massive building.

Check out the entire Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train family! -- Chronicle

MIGHTY, MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld is the perfect book for preschoolers who love all things construction. Case in point: I babysit a four year old and when he saw the "pitch" on my email for this book, he asked me if I could get it for him. He just knew he'd love this adorable book that's chockfull of construction vehicles!

Fans of the best-selling GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE have been anxiously awaiting its sequel... and with good reason. MIGHTY, MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION SITE is a great picture book that has already received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. In MIGHTY, MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION SITE, the familiar trucks that readers know and love are all back; and this time, they are working together to complete their biggest project yet.

MIGHTY, MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION SITE is adorable. I love the rhyming text as well as the fantastic illustrations. The book also has a pretty great message -- it teaches youngsters that anything is possible when you work together. Highly recommended!

Summary: Babies can explore different textures and expand their senses as they discover this padded board book’s tactile elements. They can touch soft bunnies, fuzzy teddy bears, sparkly hearts, and more, and feel all the love you have for them. Baby Touch and Feel: I Love You promotes sensory development and early language skills, and is the perfect size for small hands to hold.

With simple images that are clearly labeled, and an amazing range of novelty textures, Baby Touch and Feel books capture the attention of the very youngest children and create an experience they’ll want to repeat again and again.

Baby Touch and Feel books are the perfect series for the very youngest readers. These small, padded books excite babies and toddlers with their foil and touch-and-feel covers. Each book in this affordable series contains twelve vibrant interior pages with bold, engaging images and large word labels, and each page has foil or glitter to behold or a texture to touch. These safe novelty textures immediately intrigue babies and are perfect for little fingers to feel. The Baby Touch and Feel series encourages sensory development, language skills, and early reading skills while teaching colors, shapes, patterns, and opposites. -- DK

I just had to feature BABY TOUCH AND FEEL: I LOVE YOU this week. Valentine's Day is only three days away, and this book is the perfect gift for the baby/toddler in your life. My kids are twelve and seventeen; and needless to say, they are way beyond picture books. However, I fondly remember how much they loved DK books and especially "touch and feel" ones.

BABY TOUCH AND FEEL: I LOVE YOU is just precious. It's a padded board book and small so tiny hands can hold it. It's also full of colorful photographs that babies will appreciate. My kids loved books with photos of animals and babies! In addition, there are bright colors, foil images, and plenty of textures to feel including a basket, a sweater, and fur. Even the cover has rabbit fur for little ones to touch. Way too sweet!

BABY TOUCH AND FEEL: I LOVE is perfect for Valentine's Day... and really every day!

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Aw, I Love You would be perfect for Valentine's Day. Vance would have loved Mighty, Mighty Construction Site.

Suko said...

Thank you very much for hosting this great feature! I am linking to my own post about three picture books today. The books you've featured today sound wonderful. :)

Literary Feline said...

My daughter has a copy of MIGHTY, MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION SITE. It isn't one we return to often, anymore, but she does enjoy it. :-)

ChaosIsAFriendOfMine said...

My boys would have loved the Mighty, Mighty Construction Site books when they were little. I know the names of all types of construction vehicles because of them!

HeatherAnne Norbury said...

My former Bob the Builder fan is definitely out of picture books age but my 9yo daughter still enjoys reading them with me - well, she usually reads them to me now. These looks super cute. My daughter likes to read baby board books to her dolls. I'm sure she'll love I Love You. :-)