rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a wonderful book! Mrs. La Haye has a wonderful and creative mind and "A Wizard Sleeping on a Watermelon and Other Wondrous Sights" proves it!
As a mother to a 5 year old who suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was 11 months old, I am very critical with the books I pick out for her. I need to look at the imagery, the language, and the visual stimulation. "A Wizard Sleeping" has passed and exceeded my expectations!
"A Wizard Sleeping" goes through every letter of the alphabet teaching children a noun and an adjective with each letter. For example, "There's an ANTELOPE leaping in a cantaloupe field. Isn't that an AWESOME sight, to see an ANTELOPE leaping in a cantaloupe field?" Ending every letter with a question engages children and keeps their interest going. At the end, we review every noun in alphabetical order!
On top of the vocabulary, the illustrations are outstanding! My daughter was able to see the images clearly and KNOW that it's a frog sitting on the dinosaur's tail. That's a HUGE feat considering my daughter has visual impairments! As an adult, I enjoyed reading it myself!
I want to close this review by giving "A Wizard Sleeping On a Watermelon and Other Wondrous Sights" an A+ and highly recommend parents, teachers, and caregivers to purchase this book and read it to your children
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