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Sunday, August 2, 2009
I Wonder Why: Pets (Lift-a-Flap Book)
Released March 2009
Reviewed by Bob Walch
The "I Wonder Why" series is designed to pique a child's interest about animals while, at the same time, introducing him or her to the first step in scientific learning - asking questions.
Preschoolers' most frequently asked questions are answered in an appealing flip-the-flap format that places the question on one side and the answer on the other.
This picture book's focus is on cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, ponies and small rodents. The accompanying art work provides clues to the answers of such questions as "Why do cats like toys that move?", "When does a dog need a bath?" and "What do rabbits eat?"
The child will also learn where a hamster stores its food, how a cat keeps itself clean and why parakeets snuggle together.
Although this is pretty basic information, this is a nice way of introducing a child to proper pet care. If you are considering getting a family pet, you might use this book as a way of introducing your child to the various options and also some of the responsibilities that accompany pet ownership.
This interactive book will not only educate your child about animals in general, but it will also help develop some basic language skills. Selling for under $9, it's also a bargain as well.