Isadora, Rachel – I Hear A Pickle

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  • Age Range: 2 – 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books (January 12, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399160493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399160493


EXCERPT from Penguin Random House:

Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora’s sweet and simple introduction to the five senses is perfect for the youngest children, who will recognize themselves in charming vignettes portraying a wide range of childhood activities. Hearing, smelling, seeing, touching, tasting–our five senses allow us to experience the world in so many ways! With our ears we hear the birds sing; with our nose we smell the stinky cheese; with our eyes we see the moon and stars (and sometimes glasses help us see even better!); with our skin we feel the rain (and learn not to touch the hot stove!); and with our tongue we can taste our favorite foods. Isadora’s lively art reveals the power and delight of each sense.

Rationale for Inclusion: There are very few picture books that really accomplish the overall teachings of the five senses, but Isadora’s I Hear a Pickle is an exceptional addition to the bibliography. Her work is lighthearted, funny, with uncomplicated illustrations and concepts that children can grasp. It teaches descriptive vocabulary that pairs well with hear, smell, taste, touch and seeing words. The five senses can be difficult to teach, because it often requires a lot of investigation into each sense to be able to differentiate what you use to sense the different things in the world around you. These skills develop in children in time, but books like these help kids develop those skills while working on early literacy.

Read aloud by Alphia Sauer:



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