by Happy Yak
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Pub Date 05 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 12 Jul 2022
The Seaside in 100 words introduces a range of different scenes and objects. With bold colors and a silky-feel cover that add visual and tactile interest, this fun book inspires a deeper knowledge of the world, introduces language skills and supports emotional intelligence.
From things to take to the beach – hat, beach ball, sun cream, towell, spade – to foods we might eat – sandwiches, lolly, apple, banana, ice cream – to creatures we might see – turtle, octopus, whale, seagull, dolphin, fish, seahorse – this title covers all the words which young children might encounter at the beach.
As well as objects and creatures, the book contains feeling words, like 'happy' and 'excited', as well as actions like 'waving' and 'splashing' or qualities like 'wet' or 'helpful'.
Different types of world are given a different colorcode to help differentiate them and to help kids identify the different kinds of word!
An original, contemporary take on teaching first words, the My World in 100 Words series of board books helps children ages 1–3 boost vocabulary, engage with the world around them and become familiar with specific subjects. With bright, playful illustrations from Sophie Beer, each book explores a different theme, including starting nursery, the home and the seaside. With 10 words per page and variation between full scenes and visual lists, there’s plenty for children to look at and enjoy.
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Seaside is a colorful book filled with different pictures and words about the seaside. I loved the diversity of all the people enjoying their time at the beach and the various activities portrayed throughout the story.
This book would be a good tool to teach students about labeling pictures. I can also see teachers using this book to explain the difference between nouns and adjectives. Seaside would be a perfect book for young readers who need a boost of confidence when reading as the pictures help them read the words on their own.
Thank you NetGalley and Happy Yak for the advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
Seaside is a really fun, brightly illustrated book that can help children learn to read. I loved the variety of words (but I'm not sure Boules or Sieve are needed...). I also loved the fun illustrations of things you see at the beach!
Review to come on the release day on blog/goodreads.
I received this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange of an honest review.
I just love the Happy Yak imprint and so I was eager to get this book, especially since I really enjoyed the My Halloween book that came out last year. I was curious what words we would get in this Seaside book and what else nice surprises there would be!
In this book we follow a fun family (dog, girl, her brother/sister, parents) to the beach! We see what you have to take along on the journey (sunscreen, floaties, sunglasses for example), and then it is time to see what kind of things there are on the beach. From playing with sand and making a sandcastle to making a mermaid of one of your parents to rock pool explorations and having picnics. There is plenty to do on the beach and also in the sea! Swimming or water skiing. You won't be bored at this beach, oh no!
I really liked that, just like the previous book, it isn't overwhelming, not everything gets a word, just the most important things and the words aren't too big or in the way, you can still see everything on the picture.
I also like that there are themed pages in between the pages with our family have a grand old time at the beach. Themed pages like what to pack on a picnic or what kind of creatures one may see at the beach/in the sea.
Just like in the previous book about Halloween we don't just get words on items or things you may see. We also get emotions and actions. Like how the dog is helpful. Or how the girls baby sister/brother is paddling in the water and having a grand time.
The illustrations are just the cutest. I wish I could step into the story at times and just have a great time on the beach as well~
All in all, this was once again a really fun book and I hope that more themed books like this come out, I will be keeping an eye out for them~ I would recommend this one to all, especially now with summer coming up and beach going may be an activity people do, I think this will be fun to read during these months.
Perfectly colourful word list for people learning about the seaside. What people see on the approach to the sea, what they get up to whilst there, and what they play with and eat and drink, and then the home-going, where we see the difference between waving goodbye and an ocean wave. You get a coloured badge to know which word is a verb and which an adjective, but beyond that it's the simplest of items, and one very easy to use in point-and-discuss sessions, letting the vocab build up easily. Four and a half stars.
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