Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
A Strange New World and So Silly!
Ages 2 to 4
These two books are my very excited $1 find at Target last week! (In case you can’t tell, I like Target a lot) I saw these cardboard books sitting in the Dollar section and I just had to pick them up. I know they look small and they do not have much as far as content, but they tell a story that the young children can understand and become interested in using few words and large colorful pictures!
The first book A Strange New World, tells the story of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland in a very bare-bones way. It covers all of the major parts of the story that need to be covered for a solid storyline progression; She falls down the hole, she meets some characters, she goes to a tea party and she goes home. A very simple story, but the pictures are bright and very attractive to the young eye.
So Silly! is more of a word-play book. It tells a definitive story, but the pictures are used to tell the story moreso than the words. This book is more of a fun with words book, using words like “Topsy-Turvy” and “Oopsy-Daisy”. Just as in the other one, the pictures are large and colorful to get the child’s attention.
Yes, I know these aren’t your typical books, but they are books none the less. Books like these are critical in the beginning stages of reading for youngsters. Using these books, children can learn how to hold a book correctly, how to turn the pages properly and in which direction the pages are to be turned. They can see how a story in its simplest form is to progress, helping them to find patterns and learn to identify these patterns in other, more complex stories as they are exposed to more literature.
Ok, finished with the teacher talk, sometimes I get carried away. My point is, for a dollar, these are great books to not only expose your child to reading, but to Disney as well! Keep your eyes opened in those Target bins, you never know what treasures you will find there!