Written by Melissa John and Olivia Lauren
Author: Yael Manor
Publisher: Self-published 2013-2015
Genre: Children’s Picture Books
Date Read: July 19,2017
Combined Rating: 4.5/5
Hailey No No was a fun, entertaining story of a little determined girl named Hailey who wanted to make her own decisions. This story is very relatable for parents who have toddlers and children who say No to their requests and demands. However, it shows the psychological reason of children wanting to express their autonomy and independence. It shows the perfect conflict resolution between parent and child through open communication, hugs, and kisses. For such a short and playful book, who would have known it would be that deep? Both Olivia Lauren and I loved the illustrations. They were bright and colorful. Hailey was a cute little girl full of style just like her mother who sported gorgeous outfits and perfect manicures. This book would be loved by every little girl aged 2 to 7 and every modern or classic mom. The book is also translated in Japanese. For its effort to reach out to a large demographic, we highly recommend this book. We give it 5 stars!
Ethan and Emma Twin Series are ideal story for parents who have boy and girl twins. Ethan and Emma are twins is a child friendly way to explain to children how twins come to being and what their lives are like. Our two favorite parts of the book are the celebrations that we share with our children, namely their birthday and our country’s birthday. Secondly, it shows the developmental aspect of raising children and learning how to communicate with them. Children learn language over time. First they babble at 3 months, then around 12 months first words and gestures begin to appear. Then after 12 months they can understand No and repeat it. By 18 months to 2 years toddler’s vocabulary has grown and adults can better understand their child. Yael Manor does an excellent job combining the biology, psychology, and everyday living into fun child friendly reads. In 1, 2, 3…red, blue, green, Ethan and Emma are 3-year olds with full vocabulary and enjoying play. They play with beads and come up with a plan on what they can make with the beads. During this activity, the twins are using their ability to count and name colors. This is a great book to teach kids colors and numbers. The illustrations in both books are bright, colorful, well drawn, and appealing. Though the book cover for 1, 2, 3, Red, Blue, Green was not as appealing as Ethan and Emma are twins. The books only have 4 characters (twins and parents). We recommend the books for children aged 4 to 7 and give them 4 stars.
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