Picture books are great for young children, and it’s the best non-candy alternative around, which will please your child and educate them at the same time. A picture book tells a story through pictures and words and we have four picture books we want to share with our readers, which are perfect for spring time.
Little Chick by Amy Hest and Illustrated by Anita Jeram. Little Chick is about a little chick who wants her small carrot to grow tall, her kite to fly high in the sky and catch a star to keep in her pocket. This book is full of colorful picture and interesting stories, which will keep your child entertained. This little chick has help from her wise Old-Auntie, and the titles of each “story” is self explanatory. In the first story, Little Chick grows a carrot that is incredibly slow moving. Then, Little Chick decides to fly a kite, by creating one from a dead leaf, but has difficulty getting it into the air without assistance from her Old-Anit. Lastly, Little Chick reaches for the stars, to keep one in her pocket. When she realizes she cannot touch one, she discovers the sky is prettier with her star in it. This large, 56 page book, is wonderful and very interesting. Your child will want to reader it over and over again.
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli. Higher! Higher! brings back memories of my own childhood. I would spend days in the park, on the swing, while my dad pushed me. I begged to go higher and higher. For the little girl in this book, the sky is only the beginning of her journey going Higher! Higher! The dad pushes this little pig-tailed girl to the highest heights. First, she can over see the bushes, then the rooftops, and before you know it, she can see tops of mountains, airplanes, and Earth from above. There are not many words in this book, it only consist of the words “Higher! Higher! and a few others. The illustrations tell the story, it shows how an imagination of a young girl how no boundaries.
Flip, Flap, Fly! By Phillips Root, Illustrated by David Walker. Flip, Flap, Fly is a great book for babies everywhere. There are stories of baby animals learning how to fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, with the help of their moms. The illustrations and the colors are beautiful and drew the attention of a little 15 month old girl. She kept saying “duck duck.” Flip, Flap, Fly! is a great way to teach younger children how animals have to learn from their moms, just like they do.
Seymour and Henry by Kim Lewis. Seymour and Henry is about two little ducklings who love to play. When it’s time for them to go home, they run away, they run farther and farther away from their mom. Seymour and Henry hide and wait for their mother to find them. When it starts to rain, the little ducklings decide they want to go back home. The mom waits for them, puts them on her back, and flys them back to home where she dries them off and puts them into bed. This book is great for bedtime stories for children ages 15 months to two years old.
These books are great for spring time, wonderful bedtime stories, and will have your child wanting to keep hearing them over and over again. The illustrations are amazing, the picture fully explain what is happening in the stories, and I would recommend these books for all children.