I have to tell you about a book I just got, Oval Man.
It is by a local writer and illustrated by her daughter.
Oval Man has so much I love. This is an ideal book to read to children and the illustrations are beautiful.
The book is good to read aloud dramatically. And it has phrases like “Three-cornered drops of drool dripped to the floor” and “our food tastes like garbage grease,” that kids will love.
The vocabulary isn’t too basic, but once kids have heard it a few times, I bet they can read it all by themselves, too.
There is a pronunciation guide for unfamiliar words.
And at the end of the book, there is a simple drawing lesson. With these easy instructions, kids can recreate the drawings in the book or draw a new adventure for Oval Man.
The little dog, Ovaltina, is adorable. And the drawing lesson makes her easy to draw, too.
The main character is a superhero, Oval Man. His wife, Ovalah is the president.
My kids loved identifying shapes. This book goes a little farther and includes not just triangles by types of triangles.
The book teaches important things without banging kids over the head with it.
- The president is a woman.
- Nutritious food is delicious.
- The Solar System includes the Kuiper belt.
- The superhero apologizes to the bad guy when he accidentally hurts him.
- If you don’t know something, look it up.