Have you met my new BFF, Sherman?
He’s the dynamo of shopping carts at a busy market where he shows young readers how he helps shoppers in author/illustrator Rosie Russell's newest picture book, Sherman the Shopping Cart: a Search and Find.
About the Book
Sherman the Shopping Cart: Search and Find | Written, Illustrated by Rosie Russell | 37 pages | Nov. 2017 | Ages 5-8
Russell also weaves powerful learning elements by prompting kids to find words hidden in her illustrations based on printed vocabulary lists appearing on the pages --- perfect visual perception and vocabulary-building exercises for developing reading skills.
What Parents, Educators Will Like
Activities at the back of the book, including suggestions for customizing tasks by age, extend learning to every level. New adventures in parent-child grocery trips could even await with your young reader discussing pricing, locating items, or contributing to your shopping lists.
I especially appreciated Russell’s subtle messages woven throughout of pride and service as modeled by ever-industrious Sherman. It's an important work ethic to instill at an early.
Rosie Russell’s Sherman the Shopping Cart: Search and Find will delight young readers with its whimsical voice, vibrant art, and interactive learning. Plus, it's just plain fun.
My rating: 5 Catly Meows
Disclosure: I received an advanced review digital copy of this book and voluntarily offer my honest opinion of the tale.
Meet the Author
Rosie Russell studied Early Childhood Education and taught students in elementary and middle school for fifteen years in the Midwest.
She now writes and illustrates full time and is looking forward to sharing her books with students, encouraging them to write and illustrate their own stories.
A portion of profits from Russell's books are also donated to different causes, depending on the subject of her books.
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