Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger? (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781554539734, 24pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Chinese (12/30/2013)
This interactive concept book, written and illustrated by Mineko Mamada, contains six such pairs, illustrated with appealing, unfussy colored drawings. For each pair, children are asked to compare them based on their shape, size, height, speed or color. As with the apple and the armadillo, at first the answer to the question seems obvious, but then a turn of the page provides an unexpected twist. Young children get drawn in, first to figure out the easier answer, then to laugh when they discover the new way of looking at things. This is a unique, innovative approach to the popular concept of comparatives. It's a terrific tool for promoting school readiness with preschoolers in areas such as observation, critical thinking and creativity. But with its playful spirit, young children will just see it as a lot of fun!
About the Author
Author-illustrator Mineko Mamada has published several children's books in her native Japan, where she also works as a graphic designer. Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger? is her first book to be translated into English. Mineko lives in Tokyo.
Praise For Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger?…
Used in an elementary classroom ... it could prompt fruitful discussion.—Kirkus Reviews