Guest Author - Taisha Turner
Lorena Siminovich writes I Like Fruit. She illustrates the Touch-and-Feel board book with collages. I Like Fruit is 6 3/4 by 6 3/4 inches. The corners are softly rounded. The picture book has twelve pages of large, luscious fruit.
Juicy oranges, apples, plums, cherries and other fruit fill the pages. I Like Fruit by Lorena Siminovich, a great board book, introduces kids between six months and three-years-old the names of different fruit. Older children learn to spell the fruit names.
Fruit comes in a variety of colors. Siminovich groups the fruit by color. Two pages are dedicated to red. A large red square is in one corner. In the red square, is the word red in bold, black print. A raspberry, strawberry and two cherries are the examples for red. Lorena Siminovich continues the pattern with the colors: green, yellow, orange, blue, purple. Use the nursery/preschool book to teach colors.
I Like Fruit, like I Like Bugs, is a Touch-and-Feel book. The five pages including the cover are for children to use their sense of touch as they learn. In the book, the feel of the fruit is the same as they are in nature. The board book's apple is as smooth as nature's apple skin. Lorena Siminovich Petit Collage(TM) I Like Fruit engages kids to learn fruit by touch and by name.
Kids like the book for its bright colors and the images of fruit. The board book is the right size for small hands and short attention spans. Parents like it because kids use the book on many levels. Babies focus on the bright colors and fruit as they hear the words. Toddlers learn the names of colors and fruit. Older children learn to read and spell the names of colors and fruit.
I Like Fruit: Petit Collage by Lorena Siminovich
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Note: I Like Fruit: Petit Collage Touch-and-Feel Book by Lorena Siminovich review book is from Candlewick Press.