Tree in a house, House in a tree Baby buggy, Buggy baby Ring in a box, Box in a Ring Each page of this lift-the-flap book has an illustrated phrase which, when the flap is lifted, rearranges into a new phrase and illustration. This clever word-play book makes learning to read fun. An innovative introduction for young children to the idea that words can have different meanings depending on where they are placed within a sentence. This clever word play book makes learning fun. It will win over parents, teachers, and beginning readers everywhere.
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Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2. Two books present semantics and homonyms. Baby Buggy utilizes flaps to illustrate the changing picture resulting from a phrase in which word order is rearranged, e.g., "shoe in a hole" to "hole in a shoe." Night, Knight presents homonyms, such as "pears" and "pairs." Both titles miss the mark because the word pairs are too difficult ("rain" and "reign") for the lift-the-flap book audience. These books, cataloged under English language, may find an audience among teachers in need of simply illustrated explanations of language concepts, but the pictures will have limited appeal to readers ready for such comparisons as "water in the sink" and "sink in the water."?Susan M. Moore, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0395851610