IF YOU GIVE A DOG A DONUT (written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond)
Fans of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" won’t be disappointed by this new addition to the popular series. This time our busy toddler is disguised as a dog with an appealing round belly and expressive ears.
Eating a donut leads to lots of active outdoor play, including picking apples, playing baseball, doing a happy dance, and flying a kite. Of course, the story comes full circle and ends with a demand for a donut.
Some reviewers have rolled their eyes at yet ANOTHER book following the same simple pattern, but I suspect that they haven’t spent time with young children recently. It is exactly this predictability that makes these books so valuable.
Pile up a stack of them at the and watch your youngster pick up on the idea that stories have plots to follow. Sending children to school with a sense of story is even more important than learning the alphabet for reading success.
If the series is new to you, you can visit this introduction on Reading Rainbow.