Synopses & Reviews
Where is up, where is down? Are you in your house or out? Is your friend standing in front of the tree or behind it? These are just a few phrases that My Up & Down & All Around Book inspires. Playful, color photographs by Marjorie Pitzer in the style of her popular I Can, Can You? (below) help introduce young children to many of the most frequently used prepositions--words that tell something about location or time. Facing pages feature many opposites--Before and After; Over and Under, for example--and corresponding pictures of toddlers and preschoolers with Down syndrome illustrate the concept behind the words. At the end of the book, a section written by Libby Kumin, speech-language pathologist and author, provides parents, teachers, and therapists with tips on how to expand their child's language skills, using the words in sentences, and tailoring the book to a particular child's needs.