Agate Books: Children's Book ReviewsHome | Help
 children's booksbaby bookstoddler bookspreschool bookskindergarten books and beginning readerssecond grade books and third grade booksfourth grade to middle school booksyoung adult literaturechildren's authors & illustrators

Five Senses

  Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Board Books) 

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

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?".


  Playtime (Touch and Feel) (Board Books) 

Playtime (Touch and Feel)

DK Publishing (Board Books)

Genre: Nonfiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Five Senses

Your babies or toddlers can touch and feel a variety of textures in "Playtime (Touch and Feel)". Clear photographs and short sentences invite babies and toddlers to look and explore. "Playtime" by DK Publishing is a good board book for babies and toddlers to learn through the sense of touch.


  What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (Hardcover) 

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

Steve Jenkins, Robin Page (Hardcover)

Genre: Nonfiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Themes: Animals, Five Senses

"What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?" is a Caldecott honor book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. This beautifully illustrated picture book first shows a close-up picture of the body parts (nose, ears, tail, eyes, feet and mouth) and the "what do you do" question. Then, upon turning the page, children can see the entire animals and find out how these animals use their body parts. Preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers will enjoy this guessing book and learn interesting facts about sense organs of many animals, both familiar and unfamiliar. "What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?" appeals to children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade.


  The Ear Book (Bright and Early Books) (Hardcover) 

The Ear Book (Bright and Early Books)

Al Perkins (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Five Senses

In simple sentences, "The Ear Book (Bright and Early Books)" by Al Perkins describes interesting sounds ears can hear. Pictures are colorful, uncluttered and funny. They show a boy and a dog that are listening to different sounds, and the objects that the sounds come from. "The Ear Book" is a good book for babies and toddlers to learn about the sense of hearing. It is also a good picture book for kindergarteners and beginning readers.