Tuesday, June 17, 2014
There are two things I like about these books. First, they're sweet. Some characters marketed to children whine, pout, and roll their eyes, but not Amelia. Amelia is an optimist who respects grown-ups and looks for solutions to problems.
Second, these books teach figurative language. My daughter was especially interested in a picture illustrating the idea of being "torn between two choices." I explained as best I could, and the next day, when she was "reading" to herself on the bed, and I heard her say, "Amelia is imagining she's paper." Yes, she is.