Saturday, January 2, 2010

Play with Me by Michael Elsohn Ross

Ross, Michael Elsohn. Play with Me, illustrated by Julie Downing. Tricycle Press, 2009. $12.99. Content-G. PICTURE BOOK. Author Michael Elsohn Ross highlights how both animals and people play; from doggy tug-of-war to elephants squirting to a parent cooking with a child. The end of the book includes a page of “Play Tips” teaching parents the importance of different types of play for children and sharing which animals play that way. For example, “Let’s Pretend” discusses the importance of creativity and how young female monkeys “play house” by pretending to nurse younger siblings. The diverse and colorful illustrations compliment the text. EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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