Monday, June 24, 2013

YOO-HOO LADY BUG by Mem Fox

Sooo sooo happy that Mem Fox has a new book out.  I have been waiting for it every since I heard it was coming months ago. The book is called Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! and I fell in love with it immediately.

Mem Fox uses her brilliance as she always does in writing for young children. This is a simple I Spy type book. On each page of the book, the lady bug is missing, so each spread begins with "Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! Where are you?"  As readers turn the page, he/she reads, "There you are.." alongside an illustration in which the lady bug is hiding.  After a bit of looking, the reader can turn the page to rhyming text showing where the ladybug was hiding.

This book is so perfect for young children--the predictable repeated texts, the rhymes, the unique illustrations and the active work of finding the ladybug on each page makes this book one that is perfect for K-1 classrooms.  It is also going on the top of my list for baby and toddler gifts that I need to buy soon.

Definitely a new favorite!

4 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you. I included it in my perfectly poetic picture book post for Poetry Friday. Once I heard Mem Fox talk and she said she does 75 or more revisions to get the sound of a picture book exactly right. You can totally see that when you read her books. And I am also buying it for every baby and toddler I know!

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  2. Sounds just perfect for an almost two year old I know (my granddaughter). Thanks Franki!

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  3. Like Linda, I know just the sort of kiddo (my nephew) who would love to have this book!

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  4. I really like predictable text for my struggling readers(k-1). I love to see the smile on their faces when they can read on their own. Such a confidence builder. I also like the I Spy component of the book. I believe this will be a winner in so many ways. Thanks for your review.

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