Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sing-Along Construction Song by Louise Lintvelt and Illustrated by Julie Sneeden- A Review

About the Book

Title: Sing-Along Construction Song: With Free Audio Download
Author: Louise Lintvelt 
Illustrator: Julie Sneedon  
Publication Date:August 11, 2014  
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 32  
Recommended Ages: 1 to 5

Book Summary

Louise Lintvelt and Julie Sneeden capture the fun and excitement of an early morning construction site with a delightful rhyming story that can be sung to the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush and bright, colorful illustration. Any little truck enthusiast will fall in love with this book and merrily sing along.

Our Review

My youngest daughter is a little over 2 years old and would be certainly classified as being "busy." She rarely sits still for books, making them a living, breathing experience at bedtime. Books that incorporate song, dance, stretching, or any other actions are always big hits because it allows play to keep reading fun and interesting. This book incorporates the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, which uses repetition and simple rhythms that most toddlers would already be familiar with. In fact, Little J was so excited when I started singing to that tune while reading this book that she went and found a Play-A-Song book that had a button which played the tune. I was thrilled she made the connection, but also excited to see her so engaged with a book. She kept pushing the button every time we got to a part in the book where you get to sing. When we got to the page with the cranes, her eyes lit up as she made another connection, ran to her room, and came running back with our copy of Mighty Dads by Joan Holub. She quickly opened to the page in that book with the cranes. It was exciting to see a book, through the power of song, bring about so many great connections to other books.

This book was fun and engaging, and I strongly encourage it for any busy child. However, I want to also put out a strong encouragement to moms of girls to also read these types of books that are typically seen as for boys to their girls. It is a great skill to raise your girls up knowing what front-end loaders and cranes are, in the hopes we might be raising some mighty girls to be mighty engineers.

* I was given this book free-of-charge by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you Jenny about letting our girls read "boy books". My daughter loved the construction books as well. She was also fascinated stopping at construction sites staring at all the big machinery! Thanks for taking part in the blitz! :-)


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