I have a dear friend who always picks out the most amazing books to give children. It is a special talent that she has, always knowing which book will become a favorite, will inspire or cause complete delight. For the petites 5th birthday this friend gave her Secrets of the Apple Tree: A Shine-a-Light book by Carron Brown & Alyssa Nassner. A brilliant book that is so much fun to read.
What the petites love about this book is the interaction that they have with it. When you read the page you can either hold the book up to a light or shine a flashlight behind the page to reveal the image.
It is so much fun. She loves watching the images shine through – and when you turn the page you can get a closer look at the black and white images. These stories are so informative as well which I appreciate. Another aspect that is wonderful is the potentially new vocabulary words presented, making it all the more educational. Not to mention, this book is perfect for predicting skills when guessing what is hidden within the tree.
I was thrilled when I saw that there are two more titles in this series: