My Big Tree – Review
Written by Maria Ashworth
If her name sounds familiar to you my loyal TWPeeps, that’s because I have had the privilege of interviewing this talented author already! You can find that interview HERE.
And because I thought you’d like to know about the author (and I mean even MORE than all the spectacular things we learned from her interview) I asked her to fill us in on some of her favorite things. Here is Maria’s top ten list:
MY 10 FAVORITE THINGS
Favorite person: My family
Favorite color: brown
Favorite Indulgence: My car
Favorite Food: Bread
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Favorite Place on Earth: Rome, Italy
Favorite Flower: Carnation
Favorite Children’s Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Favorite Dessert: Ice cream, chocolate chip
AND because she’s so generous and thoughtful, she also wanted to share some great links that work well with her new book. Here’s the first one: My Big Tree Addition & Subtraction Worksheet.
And here is the second one: My Big Tree Fill In The Blank Animal Fact Sheet.
Now onto the review! I loved her first book Step One, Step Two, Step Three and Four.
So when she asked if I wanted to review her newest book My Big Tree of course I jumped at the chance. And I was not disappointed!
I should tell you, I require certain things from my children’s books. I won’t just select them willy-nilly. There are just so many books out there, that I can afford to be picky with the books I choose for my fellas.
First, there have to be interesting pictures. My kiddos love colorful, intriguing pictures. This book has some great illustrations. Next, I love some sort of learning aspect to it. Again, this book meets my expectations. There are opportunities to count which is a great way to reinforce this skill for your children. And finally, I like there to be a life lesson that the children will learn by reading said book. I won’t give any spoilers about what the lesson is, but there is a fantastic one woven into this story that makes it worth the read for that alone!
So if you’re picky about your kids’ books (or even if you’re not) this is one you’re going to want to pick up.