Posts Tagged ‘rhyme’

Read the traditional nursery rhyme Itsy Bitsy Spider first, then enjoy a fun new rhyme. Can you make up a rhyme of your own?

Paperback, 24 pages, Reading Level: Gr. K-1, Tadpoles Series – “Engaging illustrations highlight simple stories that repeat words and phrases to help build reading skills.”

This easy reader book teaches rhyme. The original version is followed by another version of the same style. Good illustrations. I like this one!


Natural resources on Earth are at risk of running out. Using too many natural resources, such as water, trees, and fossil fuels, is putting pressure on our supplies and damaging the environment. Discover the facts about how resources are used around the world, which resources are renewable and non-renewable, and what the future of natural resource management looks like.

Paperback, 32 pages, Reading Level: Gr. 5, Eco Facts Series – “vividly illustrated guides to the environmental challenges affecting our planet. Each book explores real-life examples of environmental threats, disasters, and solutions. Young readers will discover fascinating facts and statistics and learn some simple ways they can make a difference.”

This book has plenty of illustrations and photos on every page and the text is neatly organized and interesting. It’s helpful that it includes a table of contents, glossary and index. Crabtree Publishing’s website says there is a free downloadable teacher’s guide for this book but I don’t see it listed with the other teacher support materials accessible from their home page.

Crabtree Publishing Company is dedicated to producing high-quality books and educational products for K-9+.

Crabtree Publishing Company provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Series: Beginner Books(R)
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers 

This picture book is perfect for young listeners or readers. Truth be told, I was highly entertained myself. It’s unexpected and silly and cleverly written in easy-reading rhyme. The illustrations, by Pascal Lemaitre, are a great compliment to the book and fun to look at while reading.

Love finding and sharing books as good as this one! 



About the Author

J. HAMILTON RAY is a children’s television writer and producer. He’s won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for Children, and among the many programs he has written for and produced is the hit PBS Kids television show Between the Lions. He has also produced animated videos of picture books, among them many by Dr. Seuss and P. D. Eastman. He and his wife—the novelist C. A. Belmond—divide their time between the woods of Redding, CT. (where the squirrel-watching is great), and France. Squirrels on Skis is his first book. 

The J. Hamilton Ray website & Squirrels on Skis at Amazon

I’d like to thank J. Hamilton Ray for sending me a copy of his book, Squirrels on Skis. This book was received in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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