4 Beautiful Children's Books... Hey Diddle Diddle & The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Joe Rhatigan, The Know-Nonsense Guide to Grammar by Heidi Fiedler & Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson (Review Briefs)

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than one book) than my norm for books that I want or need to share about.
It's also a play off of legal briefs, which include just what you need to know...

The Itsy Bitsy Spider: Classic Nursery Rhymes Retold
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
(Classic Nursery Rhymes Retold)
by Joe Rhatigan
Illustrated by Carolina Farias
Children's Picture Book
Hardcover & ebook, 32 Pages
February 13th 2017 by MoonDance Press

Summary

Find out what happens next to the poor, wet spider and his insect friends in this classic nursery rhyme retold for today's kids.

"The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout" So begins the new and expanded version of the 100-year-old classic nursery rhyme. In this silly, fun, and must-read-aloud book, young children find out what happens next to the poor, wet spider and his insect friends. Follow along as caterpillars play leap frog in the trees, ladybugs play hide-and-seek, a beetle builds a swimming pool for his ant friends, and busy bees jump rope with a worm. There are giggles aplenty as each turn of the page offers new surprises and super-silly situations.

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My Review

THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER was an absolute joy to read from beginning to end! The illustrations are colorful, interesting, and eye-catching, as well as cute. The rhymes are all fun and are sure to hold the interest of children (my five-year-old loved this). If you're looking for something fun, cute, and a new twist on the classic, this is definitely one to grab!

Source: Received an ARC through Edelweiss, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Hey Diddle Diddle: Classic Nursery Rhymes RetoldHey Diddle Diddle
(Classic Nursery Rhymes Retold)
by Joe Rhatigan
Illustrated by Alejandro O'Kif
Children's Picture Book
Hardcover & ebook, 32 Pages
February 13th 2017 by MoonDance Press

Summary

Find out what happens after the dish runs away with the spoon in this classic nursery rhyme retold for today's kids. 

Hey diddle diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon . . . So begins the new and expanded version of this 500-year-old classic nursery rhyme. What happens next in the rest of this original manuscript promises to be silly, fun, and a must read-aloud for young children. Follow along as a fish and a noodle try to climb up a tree, where a dancing elephant awaits, and a giraffe in a cradle cries for soup and cheese, while a sneezing sippy cup tells him to hush. There are giggles aplenty as each turn of the page offers new surprises and super-silly situations.

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My Review

HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE was a silly, fun, and sweet book full of interesting illustrations all on a twist to the classic nursery rhyme. Sure to provide laughter and plenty of entertainment to children, and smiles to adults as well. An enjoyable book to add to shelves.

Source: Received an ARC through Edelweiss, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

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The Know-Nonsense Guide to Grammar
The Awesome Fun Guide to the Way We Use Words!
(Know Nonsense Series)
by Heidi Fiedler
Children's Picture Book, Nonfiction
Hardcover, 64 Pages
April 1st 2017 by Walter Foster Jr

Summary

Get kids excited about learning! The Know Nonsense Guide to Grammar is a hilariously illustrated, quirky, and fun guide that kids will love!

Turn each page in this book to learn a new basic grammar concept, including alliteration, similes, hyperbole, and much more, turning what can at times be dry topics into something approachable and fun. Full of quirky and hilarious illustrations, kids will love learning so much they might even laugh out loud. Flex your literary muscles, and soon you'll be a regular wordsmith!

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My Review

THE KNOW-NONSENSE GUIDE TO GRAMMAR was such a fun book! The illustrations added so much and were especially entertaining. The various grammar terms were clearly explained and presented in a simple way perfect for kids. A great way to help kids learn more about grammar and as a reference when a grammar term needs to be looked up. Highly recommended!

Source: Received an ARC through Edelweiss, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

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Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson
by Emily Dickinson
Illustrated by
Edited by 
Children's Picture Book
Hardcover & ebook, 48 Pages
December 1st 2016 by MoonDance Press

Summary

Let your children discover the works of poet Emily Dickinson in Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson.

As the premier title in the Poetry for Kids series, Emily Dickinson introduces children to the works of poet Emily Dickinson. Poet, professor, and scholar Susan Snively has carefully chosen 35 poems of interest to children and their families. Each poem is beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier and thoroughly explained by an expert. The gentle introduction, which is divided into sections by season of the year, includes commentary, definitions of important words, and a foreword.

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My Review

POETRY FOR KIDS: EMILY DICKINSON was a very sweet book. The illustrations were all in pastels and matched the light, short poems of Dickinson included. Poems are organized by season with an illustration on each page. Presented in a simple way ideal for children, making it a great way to introduce them to this well-known poet's work.

Source: Received an ARC through Edelweiss, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Have any new children's books caught your eye? Or, do you have anyone you'd read these with or gift to?

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