Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Do! (A Book Review)

Do Do! by Gita Wolf, Ramesh Hengadi, and Shantaram Dhadpe

(I am not being paid to give this review. – PH)

This book is a beautiful picture book for young children published by Tara Books.

I would give this book a 4 out of 5 only because it was very aromatic and as a person with allergies, I had a hard time going through the book. This picture book would be great as a way to teach verbs in the classroom. The pictures were delightfully made and really get the meaning of the verbs across to the reader. The entire book was made by hand and is full of texture, color, and even smell. This would also be a great book to use for introducing other cultures and other places around the world. I think this would also be a great way to teach students to create their own books with other words not in this book. As their vocabulary grows, the students would be able to add pages to their books and share it with others.

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).


Ann said...

Where did you find this book? I am reading Kadjer's book bringing the outside in and was thinking of letting the students use digital photos as nonlinguistic representations of vocabulary words. This book sounds like it might work as a model. Thanks for sharing!

loonyhiker said...

I found this book through the blog The Picnic Basket (http://www.thepicnic-basket.com/2010/01/do-picture-book.html).