Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Post from Sam and Boo

Today, I'm pointing you towards a wonderful post 
 by samandboo. Click on the review
title to go to the full post and her wonderful, but not active blog.
Yesterday I met a great mom with a non-verbal five year
old, so this is meant for her (hi!) and for other parents
of young children with autism diagnoses. Boo was two and
newly diagnosed while Sam was doing the blog and
it is a terrific resource for those parents and children
just starting this journey.

Again, all credit for this post belongs to Sam and Boo

click below for the full review:

Review: Lemons Are Not Red

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Title: Lemons Are Not Red
Author/Illustrator: Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Year: 2004
ISBN: 978-1596430082
Format: Hardcover, also available in Paperback
Pages: 32
Age Range: Baby, Toddler, Preschooler
Kid Love Factor: 5/5
Adult Sanity Factor: 3/5

I saw Lemons Are Not Red reviewed over at Infant Bibliophile’s site. Since we’ve been trying for weeks to get Boo to solidly understand negation, I figured this would be perfect.

It so was.

The yellow opening page declares:

Lemons are not RED.

There’s a lemon-shaped cut-out which clearly displays a red lemon. But once you turn the page, the lemon cut-out is now over the yellow background, and the red former background is revealed to be a nice big apple.

Lemons are YELLOW.
Apples are RED.

The pattern continues through orange carrots and purple eggplants, pink flamingos and grey elephants, brown reindeer and white snowmen, green grass and the blue sky, and ends with the silver moon and the black night. Good night!

This was an instant hit. Boo loves naming colours, so I knew he’d be intrigued, but I failed to predict  .  .  .
click here: Review: Lemons Are Not Red to see the full review.

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