Monday, November 1, 2010
Book Review ~ If Babies Went to School by Barbara Lock
Author: Barbara Lock
Illustrator: Gus Tarantino
Soft cover: 40 pages
Publisher: Author House / August 2010
“What if” questions are one of the most profound ways to get children to develop inductive reasoning. How can teachers and parents bring this process seamlessly into the articulation process of our young muses without making it feel like work? Through reading of course.
Come along on a “what if” adventure in If Babies Went to School. Siblings, Brian and Amanda start off their day wondering how it would be possible to bring their baby brother, Luke, to school with them. Brian and Amanda start to toss around a broad range of scenarios on how to make this possible. Coupled with their remarkable inductive reasoning with Brian’s “what if” statements and Amanda’s inquisitive questions bring them to their answers and soon learn why it is not possible for babies to attend school.
Author, Barbara Lock expertly brings the story of If Babies Went to School, to the forefront of prediction and critical thinking without preaching. A must have for the youngest school age children. Visit Barbara at http://www.ifbabies.com/.
Illustrator, Gus Tarantino’s real life illustrations make the character come alive in the humorous scenes.