Friday, February 26, 2016

I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!)

I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!) 
By Rachel Isadora
Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016. 32 p.

This is a great book to explain the five senses. There are multiple pages that are devoted to each sense. For example, there are six pages that talk about things that children “see”. “I see the airplane up so high. The lamp is on. I see. The lamp is off. I don’t see.” The best thing about these lists of things that children hear, smell, see, touch, and taste is that it includes things they do and don’t sense. Children may “touch the lollipop” but they “don’t touch the stove. It’s hot!” Another thing that is clever about this book is that there are lots of different exclamations that the multicultural children make in the book. When a child tastes the apple the word “crunchy!” follows. When a child smells the baby’s poop the word “yuck!” is written.

 This book is great at showing a plethora of everyday examples of the five senses in a child’s world that children will relate to. And of course there is then the culmination that some things cover all five senses—such as the pickle mentioned in the title. For those who want to read a well-thought out book to youngsters or who would like to teach about the five senses this is a great place to start.

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