Guest Author - Taisha Turner
Lorena Siminovich writes I Like Toys. The illustrations are collages by the author. The board book is 6.82 x 6.82 inches with twelve pages of colorful toys. Templar Books publishes the U.S. Edition.
I Like Toys is more than a picture book of toys, it teaches kids shapes. The shapes in the infant and toddler book consist of the basic shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle. For example, a ball, yo-yo and a toy car’s wheels are shape like a circle. Learning shapes are pre-math skills necessary for young kids.
Lorena Siminovich use of toys easily engages children’s interest. Toys are their favorites. What is better than pages of familiar toys to spark their interest? The knowledge from the board book will stay with them as they play. They will understand blocks are squares and rectangles as they build things.
Parents and teachers can use the basic ideas in kids’ daily lives. What is the shape of the plate? What is the shape of the door? What is the shape of the book, I Like Toys? These questions help kids understand and firmly grasp the board book’s message and prepare them for school in a fun way.
The collages are bright and bold. Children like the touch-and-feel pages. The names of each shape are in bold, black letters for easy viewing. Older children can learn to read, spell and write the names of the different shapes.
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Note: I Like Toys by Lorena Siminovich was received from Candlewick Press. This is a review of the board book's US edition.