Bookshelf Blurb: Unique paint by sticker and coloring book in these awesome nonfiction activity books for kids of all ages. Thanks to the quiz at the back even adults can appreciate these books.
Fun times can be found in these new activity books by Olivia Cosneau–there are three to chose from making the decision easy for the kid who knows what they like or the decision can be daunting due to the dynamic selection presented: At the seashore, Butterflies of the World or In the Age of Dinosaurs. Each book has a double page spread of pictures with facts placed on every page. The placement of the facts do not distract from the coloring and picture placement, but help enlighten the reader about the page they are illustrating. The fact boxes also tell the reader what stickers are needed and what object needs to be colored giving an interactive experience. The reader has the ability to add more if they want or they can rearrange the stickers based on the texture of the paper.
At the end of each book is a nine multiple choice quiz and to find the answers you need to have read the facts found throughout the book. To find the key to the quiz you simply have to flip the book upside down. I learned about sand dunes and Monarch Butterflies while also having the opportunity to place bloody teeth on a T-Rex–loved this! Each book offered me different coloring and sticker options, but also challenged my wisdom on objects I thought I already knew about all within a price I would gladly pay to give my boys something to do on road trips!
In the classroom:
Unfortunately, these books do not offer themselves to a classroom set as there is only one set of stickers in the middle of the book; however, they do offer a great idea for teachers to suggest to their students for summer reading. These make great travel books for kids on planes, boats or cars. They are light, fun and easy to transport! Summer is quickly approaching and putting together a reading list is helpful to parents. As a store you can create suggested reading lists for your parents who come in even without an endorsement from their teachers. These lists can offer themes and you can even have displays for travel.