Thursday, October 9, 2014
Counting Praises by Grady O. Williams III (who also illustrated the book) is a simple rhyming poem that teaches counting through repetition.
The best way for me to describe this book is to ask you to think about the children's nursery rhyme "5 Little Monkeys." The entire rhyme is repeated a series of times with the number at the beginning of each stanza changing each time the rhyme is repeated.
What I Like: I like that this is a great way for me to teach my 3 year old numbers and their sequencing through a book that reinforces the desire we should have to praise the Lord.
I think the illustrations for this book are perfect! They are simple just like the rhyme, and there is no visual clutter. As each page is turned, one more child is added to the illustration to match the number mentioned on the page.
What I Dislike: I personally am not sure that I would pay $9.50 for this book. Although the idea behind is great, and I know this will be added to our rotation of stories for the 3 year old, $9.50 seems a bit pricey for such a simple book.
Overall Rating: Recommended
Age Appeal: Preschool
Publisher Info: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013; ISBN: 978-1494792763; paperback, 28 pgs., $10.00
Buy it at Amazon.com for $9.50