a read aloud treasure for all ages
This is a read aloud treasure for all ages and a perfect bedtime book. My grandson, now six, continues to enjoy hearing a Pooh story followed by several poems. He knows the page number for Vespers and recites the poem with me before saying other prayers. I would have this book ready and read from it with young children and beyond. Hoppity is perfect for an infant being bounced on your knee. Poems will entertain all ages. Stories, ten pages or so with few pictures, will interest older listeners, age 5 or sleepy or precocious younger children. Educationally, Milne's vocabulary, rhymes and the book's clear print will enhance early reading skills. As a calming tool, Milne's verse allows the reader and listener to shift to a slower more relaxed pace (In the Dark, Vespers). Adding yawns enhances this experience.
I discovered this edition after my children were grown but in time for grandchildren. This book is a joy!
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