How Picture Books Can Spark Curiousity in Children

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My son just started to love giraffes. The long neck seems to be an attractive feature. So this book was obviously a hit.

Two and a half year olds typically don’t stay put long enough for you to read an entire page full of text. So I decided to read a book I was asked to review by to my son along with his 4 year old cousin, Alexis.

The book is called Ilsa, the Funny Looking Hippopotamus. The book is about a giraffe, named Ilsa, who lives with her close friend George, a hippopotamus. Ilsa the hippo

Together, the two little ones sat and asked questions about every page of the book. Where are the other giraffes? Why does the giraffe have such a long neck? Why? Why? Why? Oh the questions!

The images were on the “cute” side as the colors were light, appealing to the soft senses. The senses that seem gentle on the minds of our children.

It was a bit difficult to get through the book with all the questions. However, the story was really beautiful as Ilsa the giraffe found hippos that looked just like her. She also found out more about her beautiful features, such as her long neck, and what she can do with it. In the end, there was much more appreciation for life, her friends, and all the beautiful things that surround her.

I think this is a really great book for kids as their curious minds find out about different animals and what makes them so different. It’s nice to read stories with a happy ending, especially ones that answer questions for curious minds.

This book can be purchased for your Kindle on Amazon.com

Note to readers: I did receive a copy of this book by the author to be reviewed.  However, the author has not influenced me in any way to provide any type of review other than my true and honest opinions.

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