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Comments for Slide 'N' Seek Shapes
If Sean knew how to write, I'd have him write the review of Slide 'N' Seek Shapes as he's the one who has been reading it to me. Sure, there are a few words here and there that I have had to help him with but the bulk of the book he has read to me and Harriet. It's a book he is currently borrowing from school. He likes it for the pull out tabs that reveal a drawing of an object that illustrates the shape drawn on the page. The shapes included are: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, heart and diamond.
While the illustrations are as simple and straightforward as the limited vocabulary used in this book, they are still beautifully drawn. Rather that use solid colors for the shapes, each one has a subtle gradient to give it more pop. The real world objects are drawn in greater detail than the shapes so that they stand out. The illustrations included are: a tricycle, a quilt, a watermelon, a triangle instrument, a valentine and a kite.
I like that the book throws in some words that Sean doesn't know straight away to give him something new to work on. He has learned "quilt" and "valentine" while reading this book to me.
Gratitude #8: Laughter between Siblings:
I am grateful for the special laughter shared between Siblings.
Yesterday morning Harriet woke us up at five in the morning. As Ian had been up most of that night working on a school project, I took Harriet upstairs where I nursed her and we eventually fell back asleep while cuddling in the chair. Although I dreamt, I can't say I felt well rested from those two hours in the chair. I felt anything but well rested.
With neither of us up to cooking dinner, we headed over to Carrow's in Dublin for dinner. Near the end of the meal while we were waiting for Sean to finish his dinner we were treated to the first time Sean and Harriet have really acted like siblings Sean made a yucky face, sticking his tongue out to show us the remains of a french fry. It was gross! I told Sean to stop showing us his tongue when Harriet started to giggle and do her best to point across the table to Sean. There we were a typical family with grossed out parents and children sharing a laugh over something disgusting.Steps: 7000