Friday, April 12, 2024

Picture Book Friday

Today is Drop Everything and Read Dayand I have just the book to help your child discover the joy of reading!

The Magic Box: A Book of Opposites by Charles Ghigna with illustrations by Jacqueline East

When Pandora Panda finds a magic box, she also discovers a variety of opposites as the box transforms to demonstrate essential concepts like high and low, young and old, near and far.

Ghigna, an award-winning author, has created an entertaining experience for even very young children with this imaginative and informative concept book. I can easily picture parents playfully engaging their children with up and down, in and out, open and close.

Equally important, The Magic Box is also a lovely option for school-age emerging readers thanks to Ghigna’s smart use of basic vocabulary. The text is structured around short sentences, many consisting of three words, which invites reading and rereading while building confidence.

Simple, uncluttered pastel illustrations with an abundance of white space maintain a clean look that allows readers to focus on the words and featured conceptual details.

The Magic Box would be a delightful baby shower or birthday gift—It’s never too soon to begin creating a child’s book collection!

Recommended for home and school libraries. 

Preorder now—available on Apr 28, 2024 

Charles Ghigna is known to his fans as Father Goose. To learn more, visit him HERE.

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