Bill Martin Jr
Bill Martin Jr, Eric Carle (Board Books)
Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Five Senses, Rhyming Stories
"Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?" introduces toddlers and preschoolers to zoo animals and the sounds they make. With predictable rhyming text and vivid illustrations, the sense of hearing is explored in this companion book to Bill Martin and Eric Carle's "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?".
Bill Martin Jr, John Archambault, Ted Rand (Board Books)
Genre: Nonfiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Human Body
"Here Are My Hands" is a good picture book for toddlers to learn parts of the body and their uses. Bill Martin and John Archambault use simple rhyming texts that are a pleasure to read. Ted Rand's bold illustrations feature multicultural children.
Bill Martin Jr, Lois Ehlert, Michael Sampson (Hardcover)
Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Counting and Number, Rhyming Stories
"Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3" is a follow-up picture book to Bill Martin and Lois Ehlert's "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom". One hundred numbers climb up an apple tree. When bumblebees arrive and order the numbers to get out of the tree, counting starts again, this time backward. Children will enjoy the whimsical rhyming story by Bill Martin and Michael Sampson. Lois Ehlert's artwork is a big plus to this counting book.