Please welcome my guest author today, Miranda Paul! She has a list of 5 fun and interactive picture books for kids. I wanted to add two more standouts!
Hungry Bunny by Claudia Rueda
Please help Bunny harvest apples from a tall tree and bring them down a hill in a wagon. It’s not an easy trip and Bunny needs your help to shake, jiggle, blow, rock, and push. It will be worth it in the end if you like apple pie! [picture book, ages 3 and up]
What’s Next Door? by Nicola O’Bryne
This is an especially fun interactive book because it has die cuts and a wildly imaginative story to help Carter, a cranky crocodile, find his way home. This is especially good for fine motor skills because it encourages tracing shapes with your finger. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
Set down the devices—these 5 books cleverly engage your children sans screen. With a blend of traditional format and elements that directly call upon the reader, these five books easily will hold a young child’s attention.
5 Fun Interactive Picture Books
5. Whose Hands Are These? By Miranda Paul, illustrated by Luciana Navarro Powell …
(available February 1, 2016) also tackles a nonfiction subject—community occupations—through a series of rhymed riddles focused on what each person’s hands do.
4. Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? By Susan A. Shea, illustrated by Tom Slaughter …
teaches the difference between living and nonliving things in a fun—and funny—guessing game format.
3. I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs …
utilizes spy holes and factual clues to introduce animal names and colors in this interactive book.
2. Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee …
introduces colors through a heartwarming, lift-the-flap story.
makes sure kids are glued to the page as they search for the tiny character before each rhyming clue reveals her location.
And one more …
Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet
Press Here is the poster child for interactive books and Herve Tullet is back with his latest installment, Let’s Play. Readers are invited to a roller coaster-like adventure of creativity and fun following dots on a line. [picture book, ages 2 and up]
And now, here’s the big cover reveal for WHOSE HANDS ARE THESE!
Author Miranda Paul writes picture books that inspire, entertain, and broaden horizons. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her family.
Illustrator Luciana Navarro Powell has created artwork for toys, children’s products, book apps, murals, and traditional books. Originally from Brazil, she now lives in California with her family.
Itching for a sneak peek of the riddles inside Whose Hands Are These?
Here are two examples. Can you guess?
Hoe and sow, these hands are soiled.
Sweep and reap, these hands have toiled.
In the barn, these hands are charmers.
These hands belong to many… ___________________!
Dream and sketch, these hands draw lines.
Stack and build, they form designs.
Measure twice! Check all the specs!
These hands belong to…______________________!
Want more? This guessing-game book releases January 1, 2016 from Lerner Publishing Group / Millbrook Press and will be available for pre-order late this fall.
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