As a parent, it has been amazing to watch the growth of my children during their preschool years. This is the time when they learn to be independent, share, read, and get ready to go to school. As wonderful as this time can be as a parent, it can also be a scary time for children. These days, books are now available like the Watch Me Grow books from Sterling Kids Books. We recently received the two latest books in the series.
Little Chipmunk’s Wiggly, Wobbly Tooth (ISBN 9781402772313) and Little Raccoon Learns to Share (ISBN 9781402772306) – Written by Mary Packard– Illustrated by Lisa McCue – Sterling Children’s Books – April 2013 – $7.95 each – Ages 3-5
When the books arrived, my kindergarten kiddo wanted to sit down and read them with me. JSL has not lost a tooth yet, so he wanted to start by reading Little Chipmunk’s Wiggly, Wobbly Tooth. We quickly met Chipmunk who was extremely proud of his two front teeth. He suddenly notices something is “wrong” with his teeth and he can’t eat the way he had. We watch as he problem solves through the problem by visiting his dentist.
JSL really enjoyed Little Chipmunk’s tale as told by Mary Packard. She took something that can be scary for a child and made it a milestone to be proud and excited about. Lisa McCue’s beautiful illustrations invite us into the adorable world of Little Chipmunk and his friends. I know we will recommend this book to families with children who have kids with wiggly teeth in their future.
When we read the second book, we met Little Raccoon. She is a sweet character who is very egocentric. She is definitely a “Just Me” who focuses on herself and not others around her.
Thanks to McCue’s illustrations, we can see how hurt her friends are when she does not think about them. A lesson in being part of a team and sharing shows Little Raccoon just how nice it is to work together. This book shows how children can put their interests first and prepares them for how others may feel.
The Watch Me Grow books are a great read for children who are starting school, learning about manners, or hoping to get reassured about big childhood milestones.
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Disclosure: My family received the books mentioned above from Sterling Children’s Books in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was given. The opinions expressed are my own. An Amazon Affiliate link is included in this post for the books mentioned. I will receive a percentage of money for the sale should you opt to buy the book through the link.
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