Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Fur and Feathers (Sylvan Dell Publishing, Aug 2010) is a fun story of creativity, friendship, and animal coverings. When whipping winds whisk the clothes off Sophia's animal friends in a dream, she shares her human clothes with them. That doesn't work well at all, so she comes up with a creative plan, thanks to her grandma's huge sewing box. Each animals line up and explain what they need and why. Sophia also adds her extra special touches to them. The book was written by Janet Halfmann, author of more than 30 children's book! Illustrated by a freelance artist for nearly 20 years, Laurie Allen Klein.
Each Sylvan Dell title also comes in eBook form. The eBooks have Auto-flip, Auto-read, 3-D page curling, and English and Spanish text and audio capabilities. They give all schools, public libraries, and homeschool associations one-year, free access to all 55 of the eBooks through our School and Library Resource Grant program.
In addition, each Sylvan Dell title comes with: For Creative Minds education section in the back of every book, Teaching Activities, 3 Interactive Quizzes , and Related Websites per title at publisher's website.
I thought the book, Fur and Feathers, was perfect for Bubbie and Sissy. Age recommendation was right on at ages 4-9. Even though Sissy wasn't into reading the book because I was reading it to Bubbie. Bubbie was able to sit through the entire reading of the books. His book interests are more like monsters and goblins (and sometimes animals)! He didn't enjoy listening to the book as much as I thought he would. BabyGirl only got to the first couple of pages before moving on to playing quietly by herself. I would have liked the book to rhyme, maybe that would've catch their attention more. I like all the extras that the book provided for further educational activites with the kids.
Connect with Sylvan Dell at the following networks:
Thank you Janet Halfmann, along with Sylvan Dell Publishing, for providing Fur and Feathers at no-cost to facilitate this review. My reviews are base solely on my opinions only. Please read more about it on my Disclosure Policy.
Mom of 3 Dolls