My First 1000 Words, A Picture Book for Toddlers – illustrated by Caroline Modeste


61zp3azjtzl  My First 1000 Words, A Picture Book for Toddlers – illustrated by Caroline Modeste, Firefly Press, 9781770857971, 2016

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: (1-5, 5 is a starred review) 5

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? This is a picture book that classifies 1000 words into 26 categories. Some of the headings are “Family Dinner” or “Trucks and Engines.” It is an oversized book and one of the best features is that the pages are laminated. This book can hold up to sticky fingers and lots of use. The illustrations are detailed and the words the author chose are words that young toddlers would have in their world. There aren’t any obscure animal names. I especially liked the “good night” category as it shows children sleeping in a tent, on a futon, in a teepee and in a hut.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about the book

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? This book is excellent for children learning language and especially good for students learning English as a Second language.

Who should buy this book? all libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Dec.9, 2016

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