Source: I purchased them.
Every now and then you come across an author who writes quality books with quality messages. When Anat Umansky asked me to check out one of her books I immediately looked it up online. The price was great so I purchased it. Then I began to check out the other books. Although I did not review every one of her books, I review the majority of them. These were the ones I thought I would really enjoy. I hope you will read about them and then go quickly to purchase them. They are well worth it.
Mama Bird and Her Chicks
This is a counting book with a wonderful story attached to it. It has some simple rhyme to it. The story is of one mother bird sitting on her two eggs. Each time something happens to the birds to move it along then we have another number added to help with the counting. The storyline is wonderful. It teaches children a little about birds, what they eat and their predators and also teaches them to count to ten. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and kid friendly. These will stay on my Kindle so that I can share them with grandchildren.
This is another one of my favorites. I love figurative language and I love to teach it. I teach sixth grade. That is an age that can be difficult as children try to transition from the younger child to the almost teenager. Finding books that are simple and fun to teach something they might not want to learn is always a challenge. I've had many books over the years I used to teach figurative language. However, this one with its beautiful and imaginative pictures is by far my favorite and one I will definitely use in my classroom when I return this year. It is a way for the child to use their imagination, something many don't know how to use, to learn about figurative language. Thank you Anat for such a wonderful imagination.