Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Children's Book Review -- The "I See" Series by Charles Ghigna (Review)

Reading Level: PreK
Interest Level: PreK
ISBN:  9781404867840 / 1-4048-6784-8
Publisher:  Picture Window Books
Brand:  I See
Copyright: 2012
Language: English
Pages per Book:  24


"I See" focuses on simple concepts that young kids are learning about through observation. This set showcases the four seasons in a fun and playful way. Each book is told in rhyme and describes the magic of each season.

My Thoughts:

I love series books, and after having read the I See series from Charles Ghigna, also known as Father Goose, I have found another children's author, from here on out.  With the help of Charles' four books in the I See series, you can share the joy and beauty of each season with your child, through wonderful illustrations and rhyming text.  Instead of trying to explain the changing seasons to your child, now you can simply pull out these four books and read about them. 

In the I See Fall book, children experience the many joys of the season, including the changing leaf colors that eventually fall, to pumpkin and apple picking.  When reading this and other books in the series, you are instantly transported to that season.  For a short time, you forgot about the current weather and bast in the beauty of the season you are reading about.  I found myself recalling memories from the current year's Spring, Summer and Fall with our daughter, and as we welcome in Winter and snowfall, building snowmen and ice skating, we also added another daughter to our family, to add to the wonder and joy of the season.  Like in the Spring book, it talked about playing in rain puddles, to the flowers that begin to bloom, or in the Summer book, with fresh squeezed lemonade, picnics in the park and swimming with friends, each of these rhyming books brought back so many fond memories with my daughter.

My daughter loved pointing to all the illustrations and having me talk about memories that we had made this past year during that season.  And, with less than 30 pages per title, she stayed engaged from start to finish.  I can't wait to share these books again with her, as we welcome in each new season from here on out.  And, when my girls begin to read, these easy-to-read books will come in handy for beginner reading.

If you love the changing of the seasons, or like to reminisce with your little ones about the past year, these books will surely make for a fun reading and bonding experience.  Children will love grabbing a book from this series just to look at the bright and vivid illustrations, like my daughter does.

About the Author:

“Poems for children help them celebrate the joy and wonder of their world. Humorous poems tickle the funny bone of their imaginations.”– Charles Ghigna
Charles Ghigna is a poet, children's author, and nationally syndicated feature writer who helps promote the love of children's literature by speaking at schools, colleges, conferences, and libraries. He is the author of more than thirty books of poetry for children and adults.

Charles lives in Homewood, Alabama with his wife, Debra, and their son, Chip. 

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Click here to buy each I See title individually for only $15.99.  Or, you can buy the complete set for only $63.96.

Disclosure:  I was sent books from the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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