HOW BIG IS THE LION? MY FIRST BOOK OF MEASURING by William Accorsi inches out all the other measuring books according to reviewer Lindy Michaels of BookStar on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City.
This delightful board book helps to teach youngins that learning really can be fun. Using the enclosed ruler, each page has something to measure, from a dancing pig, “… from snout to tail, is this pig big?” …to a lion’s height. “Don’t you worry, he won’t bite.”
Illustrated with colorful, felt cutouts, the book can also be used by parents to help children identify colors and objects. I love when a children’s book can be used for more than one thing. And on the last page, there is a ‘grow chart’ to hang on a wall, so little ones can, that’s right, be measured themselves and keep track of how they are growing!
Believe me, after reading and measuring all the items in this book, I know kids will spend hours, days and weeks measuring everything in sight… including you! I say that’s a better thing to do with their time than being glued, mindlessly, to the television!!
Educational, fun and colorful! What more could a parent ask for to keep their little ones busy, having fun and learning at the same time?
The very versatile Lindy Michaels aims to inspire young minds through children’s literature. Lindy owned L.A.’s first children’s bookshop, OF BOOKS AND SUCH (1972-1987) where she did storytelling, taught drama to children, had art and poetry contests and the like. According to Lindy, “It was truly a ‘land of enchantment.” She also spent years lecturing on realism in children’s literature at colleges in the state. For close to five years Lindy has worked in Studio City for Barnes and Noble (BookStar) in the children’s section and does storytelling every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.