Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe: A Review

Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe

Sheryl and Simon Shapiro
Annick Press Ltd.


Publishers Synopsis: This little book shows children
that squares are here and there,
and if they keep an eye out,
then stripes are everywhere.
The fun, simple text and vibrant design of Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe explore the concept of squares and stripes. Using words such as 'cube,' 'line,' 'block,' and 'band,' short poems encourage readers to spot the similarities (and differences) between the shapes of the stripes on a zebra and the stripes on a crosswalk, for example, or between a square soda cracker and cubes of cheese.
A square puzzle piece has four corners, as does a square chocolate (until someone takes a bite)! Slats on a fence and striped socks both have lines, too -- but on one of them, you can't see through!

My Thoughts: Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe is a colorful, rhyming book for preschoolers and early elementary which focuses mostly on shapes.  The title is deceiving and the book is nothing at all about Zebras.  This title is a good reference to introduction a child to shapes.  I give this book three out of six stars.

I was furnished a digital copy of this title free of charge from the publisher for review.  This is my honest opinion of this title.

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