****Disclosure: This post is written by MommyTeaches thanks to the generosity of Children’s book publishing company, “I See Me”. I received a personalized copy for my preschooler and one to giveaway to one lucky reader and, in exchange, have provided my honest opinion for readers below.****
When I was asked to review this book, I had no idea how close it would hit home. I have a soon-to-be preschooler and he will be going through everything described in this book. The fact that the award winning author, Jennifer Dewing, made it so realistic and for children to be able to make that text-to-world connection was fascinating to me. I was honored to review this book as a teacher and as a mother. Looking into my boy’s eyes, I was able to see that he could comprehend it and enjoyed the excitement behind the story of beginning preschool. As a mother, it gave me great pride and joy to see it unravel right before my eyes through this incredible book.
“The Very Important Preschooler (V.I.P.)” is an instant win because it is personalized. It comes with your child’s name in it so throughout the story, your child sees his name and hears his name in the story. The illustrations are vibrant and I LOVED that the characters were multicultural. The children were in various shades and shapes and some even had glasses. This is important for me as a Latina because I want my children to be able to see realistic people in their stories like we see on a day-to-day basis in our community. The book is a page-turner so its cover is sturdy and pages are secure and glossy.
From the very first page, the child is reminded of how cool he is and how exciting school truly is going to be. The illustrations take the reader through a journey of all the wonderful things school has to offer. Painting, reading and writing the alphabet, mathematics with illustrations of an abacus, sharing, holding hands, building blocks, and cooking are highlights. It was so amazing how the illustrator captured all of the adventurous moments of preschool in such a fun, relatable way. This book touches heavily upon self-esteem, making new friends, helping out, cleaning and more as it explores the core values of preschool in a beautiful text. This is the foundation of education and it was truly captured in this personalized book for your child!
I love that rhyming was incorporated into the book as the children are immersed in language in preschool and love silly rhymes. “The Very Important Preschooler (V.I.P.)” is now available at www.iseeme.com. If you don’t win the copy of this book, I urge you to purchase it now. It’s worth the time and the money as it’s really an investment for your child’s future in school. Your child will be excited to see a character just like him and it’s perfect for that new chapter in his life. You always hear me talk about the importance of early literacy and this is the book to begin with. This book will truly get your child excited and eager to learn, sparking that desire for knowledge that will last a lifetime!
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****Disclosure: This post is written by MommyTeaches thanks to the generosity of Children’s book publishing company, “I See Me”. I received a personalized copy for my preschooler and one to giveaway to one lucky reader and, in exchange, have provided my honest opinion for readers.****