Monday, December 04, 2006

Capsule Review: The Journey Home from Grandpa's

This review was written by Alice Herold

We've all endured interminable car trips with preschoolers!

The Journey Home from Grandpa's, by Jemima Lumley and illustrated by Sophie Fatus, is guaranteed to entertain a preschooler in the car. It's written in a predictable style so toddlers quickly can memorize the song found on the CD at the end of the book. The author teaches colors and names of vehicles which are beautifully and colorfully illustrated by Sophie Fatus. Included on the last page is a map which could transform into a game for a small child. (They could point to locations and objects while the CD is playing.) An older child could extend the book by looking for the same vehicles (silver bicycles, green diggers) from the car window.

A happy preschooler equals grateful parents!