All Around Me I See by Laya Steinberg

All Around Me I See by Laya Steinberg 150 150 Reader Views Kids

All Around Me I See
Laya Steinberg
Dawn Publications (2008)
ISBN 9781584690696
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (8/08)

“All Around Me I See” is “A Simply Nature Board Book” from the series published by Dawn Publications.  This book takes various occurrences and pieces of nature and encourages looking at them in a different way.  For instance, “The wind is a wing for a seed.” And, “The rain is a drink for the Earth.”

Cayden:  “Those bees on the cover are drinking out of the flowers.”

Max:  “Bees, Bzzzzzzz!  Daisies!”

Cayden:  “I like that the rain gives the Earth a drink.  Like when I water the grass with the hose, that gives the Earth a drink too!”

Cayden:  “A puddle is a bath for a bird but it is for kids to splash in too!”

Max:  “Jump in puddle!”

Cayden:  “The rock is the frog’s island like we were on an island camping a couple of days ago.”

Cayden:  “The forest is the tree’s family?  He has lots of people in his family then!”

Max:  “Bees!”

Cayden:  “There is the bee picture that was on the cover again.”

Max:  “Girl fly!”

Cayden:  “She IS flying!  How does she do that?”

Cayden:  “That was a good book!  My favorite part was the buffet for the bees!”

Parent’s comments:
I thought that “All Around Me I See” by Laya Steinberg is a clever book encouraging imagination.  It takes ordinary things and looks at them in a different way, like the bee buffet that Cayden mentioned.  “A meadow is a feast for the bee” is the exact wording for that particular one.  I found the book to be creative and unique and think that I enjoyed it almost as much as my children.  It even made me look at some things in ways that I had never thought of before!

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