Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Pinwheel by Salina Yoon (Review)


  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Board book: 16 pages
  • Publisher: LB Kids (April 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316221767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316221764


"Turn the wheel and watch each scene transform with spinning, eye-catching designs! Award-winning artist Salina Yoon's spectacular display of kinetic art immerses readers in a colorful, poetic journey. From a balloon-filled sky to the deep blue sea, Pinwheel reminds readers of the beauty all around them. Let the fun begin with every spin!"

My Thoughts:

This is by far my daughters' favorite new board book, as it not only offers appealing designs, but lets them spin a wheel on the side of the book to bring the pinwheels to life. Both girls love seeing the colors spinning around.

We love Yoon's "Pinwheel" so much that I ordered her other book, "Kaleidoscope" from Amazon for the girls.  Like Pinwheel, this book also uses turn wheels to show visually appealing scenes.  Little ones will enjoy Yoon's book, as they are easy to understand with her use of lyrical writing.  And, the use of interactive designs will get them excited to see what is on the next page, and want to read this book over and over again.  My oldest daughter loves to grab this book off the bookshelf and sit there and bring the pinwheels to life.  I have even caught her a few times trying to teach Arabella the colors, that spin around on each page.

This is definitely one book both parents and children will enjoy reading and interacting with.  And, I am betting it will become a family favorite, as it has ours, as the the bright colors and visual effects of the spinning pinwheels are truly a site to see. :-)

About the Author:

Salina Yoon is the award-winning creator of over a hundred and fifty innovative novelty books for young children, specializing in formats that are unique and interactive. Publishers Weekly has described Salina Yoon's books as clever, fresh, funny, and smart. Ms. Yoon has published with Scholastic Inc., Simon & Schuster, Penguin Young Readers Group, Random House, and Running Press.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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