Miss Abby at Madison
Meet Miss Abby at Madison Branch!
"My favorite food is ice cream."
"The SLP topic I am most excited about is underground animals."
Miss Abby would like to recommend these SLP-themed books to Dig Into Reading!
I Wonder Why Flip the Flaps Dinosaurs by Judy Allen
Recommended for ages 4 to 7
Why were they called dinosaurs? What were the biggest and the smallest dinosaurs? What happened to the dinosaurs? Answers to these questions and many others can be found in I Wonder Why Flip the Flaps Dinosaurs. With the questions on the top of a flap and the answers underneath, this book can be an interactive activity as well as educational. There is even a list of dinosaur names with pronunciation to learn how to say their names correctly. Larger, unfamiliar words such as asteroid and paleontologists have definitions with them to encourage vocabulary growth. The flaps also cause the pictures to change from a dinosaur lying in the mud to a fossil and show how a diplodocus would protect itself with its tail. Try this book to cover all the basic dinosaur topics from when they lived to what happened to them.
The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell
Recommended for ages 2 to 6
Hal and his dog Billy were playing in the backyard like any other day until a SUPER Hungry dinosaur interrupted them! The dinosaur wants to eat Hal, but Hal quickly answers that he would not be a good choice. Hal rescues his mom, dad, and Billy from being eaten too! The dinosaur chases after Hal and Billy, destroying the yard in the process! Hal and Billy capture the dinosaur and make him clean up the mess he made. The book even has an answer of what would be good for the very hungry dinosaur to eat!
The illustrations are very appeal with the appearance of being done with crayons in very simple childlike pictures. This book is a fun way to talk about what it would be like if dinosaurs were still around today. Hal’s courage to stand up to the super hungry dinosaur can help other children to stand up to their own bullies too.
Join the Miss Abby at Madison Branch for Summer Library Program 2013, Dig Into Reading!, beginning June 3.