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Where Am I?
Reviewed by Anna Dogole - August 31, 2010
Where Am I? is a delightful board book that will allow you and your child to explore the world together and to help your child expand his vocabulary. Written by Ruchy Schon and designed to look like a photo album with themed 'scenes' presented on two facing pages.
The first page of each 'scene' includes a picture of a young child, the question; "Where Am I?" and the answer. For example, some of the answers include: in school, in the library, in shul, in the park, in the snow, at the Kosel, etc. The facing page includes additional photos related to the given location, along with a short reading segment and pictures of various items related to the location, along with their names. For example, for the scene
'in the snow' there are, in addition to pictures of a young boy playing in the snow, pictures of a snowman, a sled, and a shovel along with their names.
Where Am I? is a great book to read aloud to your pre-readers, as they look at the colorful pictures that accompany the text. The pages of this book are very thick, making it easy for little fingers to turn the pages and to look at the pictures on their own. In addition, the text is basic enough that new readers should find it easy to read this book themselves, or to read it to their younger siblings. This book is sure to delight both toddlers and their parents!
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