Synopses & Reviews
These unique board books bring the popular Montessori pedagogy to trade book form for the first time. Using materials and methods common to Montessori classrooms, these interactive board books immerse young children in an aesthetically rich learning experience, while providing parents and caregivers with carefully crafted language to encourage understanding.
In Montessori classrooms, students learn to write before they learn to read, so the process is driven by their own words and thoughts before those of others. Letters are taught first as sounds (instead of names), and alphabet tiles encourage children to trace each letter with their fingers. This book honors that tradition by emulating the standard classroom material with touchable, traceable letters and beautiful colors that evoke the elegant simplicity of the Montessori aesthetic.
Praise for Montessori: Letter Work
andquot;The combination of phonetics and simple retro illustration makes for an excellent entree into pre-literacy.andquot;
andmdash;The Wall Street Journal
Miss Spider prepares for her birthday party in a story that takes readers through each letter of the alphabet. Full color illustrations.
B Is for Babar
takes readers through an alphabet of fun with Babar and his family. Arthur plays the accordion, Flora feeds the fish, and more! Young children will love this bite-size adaptation of the classic picture book Babarandrsquo;s ABC
Praise for B is for Babar
andquot;While the illustrations will appeal to toddlers, this board book could be shared with older preschoolers as well.andrdquo;
About the Author
Laurent de Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar alive for more than 50 years. Originating as a bedtime story told by Laurentand#8217;s mother, Babar first came to life through the art of Laurentand#8217;s father, Jean de Brunhoff, who produced seven books about the character. Laurent built on his fatherand#8217;s work and created many adventures for the elephant family, giving the series new spirit through his use of line and color. Laurent and his wife, Phyllis, split their time between New York City and Key West, Florida.