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Monday, February 20, 2012

Slither, Slide, What's Outside - Simon and Sheryl Shapiro

Released January 19, 2012

Annick Press: Simon & Sheryl Shapiro
Nora Hilb

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

Slither, Slide, What's Outside? is a really fun children's book suited for toddlers and beginning readers. It's just 17 pages, so definitely not taxing for the younger crowd. In addition, the colorful text is easily read because the pictures truly match the action.

The book simply shows children enjoying outdoor activities throughout the season. Each pair of pages has a vivid photograph and then colorful illustrations of children performing the activity. For example, when it's raining, you see a picture of a rainy day and on the opposite page, children are splashing in the rain to cool off on a hot summer's day. Other activities include slithering like an earthworm, skating on ice, laying out to look at the stars, and many other fun activities that both children and parents can do together.

I've been reading a lot of full length novels and it's really a nice change of pace to stop and read something, short and simple with a very cheerful feel. Slither, Slide, What's Outside? is definitely a book I'd have for my keeper shelf if my children were still young enough to appreciate it.

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