YES they do.
If you have a toddler in your life these books are a must. They are in board book format and absolutely engaging. The four year old that hangs around my house LOVES these books - and makes up his own quizzes about the objects depicted in the books - just so he can look some more.
Don't settle for imitations - they are out there, but these are the real thing. Look for those authored by Ruth Spiro from Charlesbridge.
In 2018 four more titles in this series will be released and I can not wait. Meet Ruth through an interview online at Writer's Rumpus -- and if you catch the new titles, send along a comment so we can add them here. Meanwhile, for this holiday please include these books on your holiday list - in fact, even adults might learn some basic facts about these topics. Writer's Rumpus - Authors and Illustrators Wild About Kidlit: Meet Ruth Spiro, #kidlit author of Baby Loves Science series, plus giveaway. Online at https://writersrumpus.com/2017/10/10/meet-ruth-spiro-kidlit-author-of-baby-loves-science-series/
This year create literacy gifts by including a book with every gift you give -
This book is by Peter H. Reynolds and is a book celebrating creativity. More information about the book can be found on the website of Reynolds' book store - Blue Bunny Books. http://www.bluebunny.com
Include as a family gift with a poster and mugs filled with hot cocoa mix or coffee packets. These items are available from the Blue Bunny Books site as well.
Create a table topper or an apron using polka dot fabric.
& blueberry pie ready for my friend who shared my birthdate and is a
pie guy. He also compiles our winning stats for our monthly 5 Crowns
card games. So much fun.
The pie is an adaptation of one my mother always made with rings of cherries, apples, and raisin as filling. This one is a combination of peach filling and blueberry filling. After making the bottom pie crust I filled the edges with the peach filling (ringing the edges but keeping it from spilling over into the center) - only a small layer. Then I filled the center with the blueberry filling. Finally I filled up the peach layer on the edges. The top was made with cut out pie crust shapes - small circles around the edge and card symbols in the center. Note in the 5 Crowns game that we play the suits are hearts, diamond, clubs, spades, and stars - hence the stars her in this assemblage of shapes. Ideas for creating other pie crust toppings can be found here: How To Make a Decorative Pie Crust - Topless Baker. Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEdbuJceBxo Six Easy Decorative Pie Crusts: Howdini Baking. Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=mIrLU0Coijw 3 Amazing Pie Crusts Designs! (Braided, Leaves, and Floral Crusts). Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG-uWxhV6uc Using these ideas - get creative and make your own designs. Check out the basics: How to Pretty Up Your Pie with Pastry Cutouts. http://dish.allrecipes.com/how-to-pretty-up-your-pie-with-pastry-cutouts/
Her series of books about Little Bear was illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Born on September 13 in 1920, she died on 12 July 2012.
She was born in Fredericia, Denmark.
Moved to the United States at the age of four.
She was widowed at the age of 43.
She was a first-grade teacher in New York City and later moved to New Hampshire.
She remarried (1970) and after the death of her second husband, Pulitzer-winning journalist Homer Bigart (1991) she moved to North Carolina.
She wrote her books in longhand.
Her last book was Little Bear and the Marco Polo.
She died of complications of a heart attack, at the age of 91.
Author #3 is Else Holmelund Minarik. Her first husband who she married at age 20 was Walter Minarik. Before she wasa a first-grade teacher she was a journalist writing for the Daily Sentinel - a newspaper of rome, New York (curing World War II).