Learning About Sizes
Tina Thoburn ~ Joe Kaufman
Golden Press, 1963
This is one in a series called Britannica's Pre-School Library - First Adventures in Learning Program. I have a couple of these (Nature/ Everyday Things/ Thinking/ Time & Measuring/ Numbers/ Color/ Signs) and can attest to the fact that they are totally rad.
The nature version has awesome brain-games like a page full of all kinds of fish with one jelly fish in the middle and it asks the reader to point to the creature that is NOT a fish. Another illustration pictures a submarine and a whale and asks "Which of these is alive?" And again on a page full of birds and one bat... "Which animal has fur?" Such really great questions for kids that really make them use their minds.
This particular book (as indicated by the title) is all about how big and how small things are.
"Here is something for you to do.
Put an ice cube in a saucer.
Put the saucer in a warm place.
What happens to the ice cube?"
Of all the children's books we have, educational and otherwise, I have the most fun with my son reading these over and over again, getting him to figure out the brain teasers on his own. Not to mention, each book in the series is illustrated by someone awesome: J.P. Miller, June Goldsborough, Dagnar Wilson, Harry McNaught, etc.
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