Little Books of Opposites, Actions, and Feelings
We were generously given copies of the newest board book series by Compendium. Hide Seek Stinky Sweet, Happy Grumpy Loved, and Wiggle Jump Tickle have bright, vivid illustrations and the simple, vocabulary rich text engaged and enticed our youngest readers.
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Hide Seek Stinky Sweet
Hide Seek Stinky Sweet is filled with opposites. After reading this book, we played a fun game of thinking of different opposites and finding examples of them around the house. It was a fun way to think about some opposites that weren’t in the book. My 5 year old enjoyed the scavenger hunt around the house, and while the younger one had no idea what was going on, it sure did keep him entertained!
Wiggle Jump Tickle
Wiggle Jump Tickle is a fun book to practice getting you acquainted with various verbs, but also and getting your kids to move! The book features a boy and as the pages move along he ends up with a loving friend. We’ve read the book several times and have tried to act out the different movements mentioned on the pages. We think it’s wonderful that some of the words are unexpected and make us think. For example, we love the spread with play and stomp. This book has entertained my one year old, as well as my almost 4 year old!
I’d like to say I have a picture to show you how silly my older son got, but I was in the moment and couldn’t capture it on my phone, so instead here’s a picture of my younger son enjoying the book for the first time at breakfast!
Happy Grumpy Loved
Happy Grumpy Loved is the perfect book companion to teaching your little one about feelings and making connections with others. We loved that the book goes beyond the typical board books about feelings which usually only touch on happy, sad, silly, etc. Instead Happy Grumpy Loved includes brave, scared, jealous, friendly, shy, etc. With my four and two year old we had great conversations about times when we were feeling those big emotions. We shared how we felt during a time when we were shy (worried) or friendly (happy). When I asked the boys to show me their surprised and sad faces they were able to mimic the characters in the book. We also used our feeling eggs from Hape to connect a manipulative and hands-on approach to our reading!