I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for Spring to arrive. To get myself into the Spring mood, I welcomed this new children’s book into our home and thought it was perfect for this week’s edition of Fiction Friday!
I’ve always been a big fan of interactive books for children, ever since I was a child myself. I even have some of my old “pull-the-tab” books, but they are old and really falling apart. Too fragile for a two-year old to read and play with for sure. So I was really excited when I opened up and saw The Grasshopper Hopped, and realized it was an interactive book! We need a few of those around here.
Written by Elizabeth Alexander and illustrated by Joung Un Kim, this is the tale of an interesting little insect (a grasshopper), who hops into the most unlikely places. I tell you, if I see a grasshopper in one of my pots of soup, I’m not going to be happy! When it finally seems that the grasshopper has made its way back to where you would expect, things are not so good. He hops right into a hungry frog’s mouth…..or does he?
The best part….the interactivity with a child. This is a bit more advanced than my old “pull-the-tab” books. The movement is curved, which was a bit hard for my 2-year old to do without a little help (or allowing her to bend the tab completely). But the age range specified for the book is 3-6, so it makes sense that it’s a bit of a challenge. She’ll grow into it.
My daughter enjoyed being in charge of making the grasshopper move on the page…….and I think she really wondered about why he was in the refrigerator. Needless to say, we had plenty of giggles during story-time!
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(While a complimentary review copy was provided for this post courtesy of Random House, no other form of compensation was received. All statements and comments are the opinions of the author.)