Last night I had the opportunity to do something that I don't often get to do; I had dessert with my youngest son, just the two of us. Our conversation went like this:
Me: What's your favorite color?
Me: What's your favorite meal?
Z: Macaroni and cheese.
Me: What's your favorite toy?
Z: Lighting McQueen
Me: What's your favorite book?
Stuck is the book I posted last week and there is nothing like finding a book your child loves and asks to have read over and over again. So, for this week's Perfect Picture Book, a fabulous series started by Susanna Hill, I've chosen another one of his favorite books. With Dr. Seuss's birthday so close, this just seems way too appropriate, and I just couldn't wait. Enjoy!
Title: Inside Your Outside
Written by:Trish Rabe
Illustrated by: Aristides Ruiz
Published by Random House, 2003
Suitable for: Ages 3 and up
Theme/Topics: Human body, health, adventure
Overview/Synopsis: From the publisher... The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Dick for a ride through the human body where they visit the right and left sides of the brain, meet the Feletons from far off Fadin (when they stand in the sun you can see through their skin) scuba dive through the blood system, follow food and water through the digestive tract, and a whole lot more!
Activities: The publisher lists activities here. For us, we just read the book and talk about the body parts and look at bones and the heart and the brain. Total fun!
Why I Chose This Book: I have several books in this series, which is modeled after the PBS show. This is the one story that my main picture book "reader" always comes back to. The rhyming and Dr. Seuss-inspired illustrations make for a fun and educational story all about the human body. My kids are learning without even realizing it.