Friday, August 2, 2019

Review: MVPKids Books




TREASURED WISDOM
Celebrate! Wise Words
by Sophia Day
MVPKids Media
Picture Book
36 pages






Join our MVP Kids in learning treasured wisdom from their grandparents! Learn from the legacy and culture in theirn wise sayings from around the world and apply them to real-life situations.



MY TIDBITS 

In a lovely dedication to the older people in young listeners' lives, this book weaves with respect, words of wisdom and illustrates how precious connections with elders can be.

Each page brings along a new message, opening up to an array of talking points. And that's what this book is about—getting kids to discuss and discover more about their relationships with the more elderly generation. With warmth and love,  wonderful moments kids have with their grandparents are introduced. Some young readers will easily identify with. But even for those situations which aren't as close, the idea is still clear. Grandparents and elders offer more than loving comfort, they have words of wisdom too.

The rhymes flow relatively well, and while some vocabulary might be a bit difficult, it's about learning and discovering. Each rhyme flows with a colorful illustration to help make the situations clear, and are sure to open up thoughts, questions and memories. The questions down in the corner of the pages offer the perfect prompts. 

This is a great book for caretakers and parents.



WE'RE MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT
Celebrate! Diversity
by Sophia Day
MVPKids Media
Picture Book
36 pages





Join our MVP Kids as they learn to be confident in who they are while respecting the uniqueness of others. By interacting with children of various differences in background, ethnicity, ability and needs, children learn that differences aren't scary. Learn to find common ground and build strong friendships in which differences can be celebrated.



MY TIDBITS

Diversity isn't only about being different, but also how everyone shares a few attributes too. Through rhyme and illustrations, kids are encouraged to share thoughts and experiences of their own.

From games to family to habits, these pages take a flip-flop on diversity and shows the similarities people share. Each page offers a rhyme with a new thought, and this thought is than deepened and opened up to discussion thanks to a related question at the bottom of the page. Young listeners are encouraged not only to hear about the shared qualities, but join in and discover some themselves.

The illustrations are bright and flow wonderfully along with the rhymes. The rhymes run relatively smoothly and hit upon things most young listeners can relate too. This is a book aimed more for caretakers, home schoolers, and group discussions, but also works for parents who want to open their kids up to the specific topic.


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