- Book Style: Activity/Educational
- Reading Level: 2 (Read with Help due to: some difficult vocabulary, font can sometimes be difficult for a toddler)
- Reading Length: 6-8 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Cute, graphical, simplistic
What Fruit Am I: Rhyming Games For Kids (Learn and Grow Book 1) is an e-book for toddlers. The book is delivered more like a learning activity by our author, Dan Buckman. From the title, we know the book focuses on teaching children about fruit. Having read the book, I can tell you that the book goes really in-depth into the different kinds of fruit. I can also tell you that, due to the style of book, your toddler will learn quite a bit.
There are a total of 12 fruits that your toddler will learn as they navigate the book. Each time a fruit is described (using a nice rhyme), you’re given three choices. Two of the choices will lead you to this page:
The other (correct) choice, will lead you to a fun picture, a colorful illustration, and an ‘atta boy/girl’. See old Olly Orange here?
Right away, you can see how the following will help with retention:
- The format of this book
- The quick navigation capability, and…
- The simplicity of the illustrations
Speaking of the illustrations, the simplicity of them are probably one of my favorite parts of this book. That’s not to say they’re boring, because they’re not. What I’m saying is that your eyes quickly go to the important things on the page. This means that when they’ve figured out that it’s a coconut, they immediately see what a coconut looks like and will make a strong connection between the word coconut, the description of a coconut, and what one looks like. It’s really a very strong method of teaching and I like how it eliminates the time it takes to flip a page.
The one issue I ran into in the entire book (and it wasn’t a big one) was that my toddler could sometimes struggle with the letters on the “success” pages. Similar colors and sometimes difficult to read letters can make it a struggle to get through those pages. This is a minor issue, as I’m sure my child will know just who Gregory Grape or Banana Barney is after reading the book a few times.
All in all, this is a great learning/activity e-book for children. At a ridiculously low price of $3.00 USD on Amazon, this is a great deal and nothing short of an easy buy. I’ve tried it on multiple devices now and the book works great, so it’s a great thing to take with you on long trips. I personally hope that Dan continues to create these books. One can only hope Dan will continue to share these with us too!
Here is where you can purchase What Fruit Am I: Rhyming Games For Kids (Learn and Grow Book 1):
Thanks for reading,