Written by Olivia Lauren and Melissa-Sue John
Title: My buddy knows…LETTERS!
Author: Keith Wheeler
Publisher: Self-published, 2016
Pages: 58 pages
Genre: Children’s picture book
Olivia: I like this book because it is an easy way for children to learn the alphabet and recognize animals and objects. I like the bright pictures. I think the more pictures the more children pay attention.
Melissa: My buddy knows is a picture book teaching the alphabet with pictures. Children learn with the help of the main character, Josh. Josh is very smart and knows what each picture’s name begins with. The pictures are big and bright. Most of the pictures will be familiar to early readers with the exception of maybe pineapple and walrus. However, the purpose of books is to both teach and entertain. Young children will enjoy it. Parents may find it too predictable and repetitive. But children learn through repetition. I like that the image comes before the letter, so that children can name the object and over time identify which letter it begins with.
We recommend this for 1 to 3 year olds and give this book 4 stars.