Dolphin, Fox, Hippo, Ox by Brian Cleary

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Dolphin, Fox, Hippo, Ox by Brian Cleary (Lerner Publishing, 2012) and other books in the Words are CATegorical. These books are clever. Using fun rhymes, they teach about concepts that children are still learning about: parts of speech, mathematical concepts, or, in this case, animal groups. 

Dolphin et al is about mammals. I liked this book enough to seek out others in the series to enjoy with my young son. In general, though, I don’t think they actually teach much. They are not nonfiction enough to cement the concepts. They provide a nice and fun introduction, however. Digital review copy.

Reviewed on June 7, 2013

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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