Who Said Picture Books Aren't Educational?
June 01, 2011
If you’ve been reading the blogs here at Red Bridge, you might remember when I told you I had a picture book addiction. I continue to have this love for picture books. Sometimes, I come across one that really catches my attention, and I have to place it on my list of favorites. The most recent book to land on this list is Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends by Aaron Zenz.
How are hawks, eagles, swans, pigeons, turkeys, ducks, owls, geese, and quails different from other birds? Their young aren’t called chicks, but by specific names like cygnet (swans) and gosling (goose). I learned that and more from this book, which teaches you the names of many of the baby animals in the world. From calves and caterpillars, to whelps (otters) and porcupettes (porcupines), the names are presented with wonderful pictures and cheerful wording.
It’s just one more example of how you can never really outgrow picture books, and how you can learn something new every day. For instance, our friend Llama Llama, who owns a pair of red pajamas and is famous for his drama… his proper title is Cria. One can only conclude that rhyming something with that was a bit too hard… unless they became the owner of a broken tiara.
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