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A Child's Calendar

By Sharon Asta, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Traditional pastimes are linked to the 12 months.

Book John Updike Words 1999
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This gentle story won't have children howling with laughter, but exclamation-marked sentences, repetitive sounds, and rhyming words make for animated reading. For example, kids wiggle their fingers to imitate the movement of "snipping, snipping" scissors. Older readers will also gain confidence from reading and enjoying a book in this overlooked genre, discovering a world of rich language often skimmed over in the classroom.

A Child's Calendar provides an excellent opportunity for discussions of metaphors and how words build mood and movement in a story, and of the similarities and differences in behaviors and customs of people living in various parts of the country.

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