Monday, March 11, 2013
Title: The Zebra Said Shhh
Author: M.R. Nelson
Illustrator: Tamia Sheldon
Genre: Children's (Publisher: Xist)
Oh hi. So I've never written about a babe book on the blog--unless you remember my somewhat snarky End of Year Survey for 2011 when all I was reading were babe books. When the publicist for Xist Publishing contacted me about a children's ebook I was definitely intrigued. I've never read any books with Elle on the ipad or even iphone. She doesn't play many games on the ipad and I don't really have many apps for her downloaded. No reason why not--other than I don't really know where to start.
The Zebra Said Shhh is a cute little book about a zebra at the zoo who is trying to get all of the other animals to go to sleep. The color scheme is bright primary colors and the wording on each page is simple and brief--definitely important for short attention spans. There are several animals throughout the book and since I have been teaching Elle animal noises, this book comes at the perfect time for her.
This post is part of a tour and because of various circumstances I was not able to sit down and read the book with Elle in time for this post. I have no doubt that we'll have a lot of fun with it, though, especially as there are many animals in the book that she isn't as familiar with yet. It will also be a fun precursor to visiting the zoo once the weather is warmer.
Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher who also publishes in boardbook format. Honestly, I'm just not sure about grabbing the ipad when we're ready to read a book. Perhaps I would feel differently if I had a designated ereader? Either way I'm glad that I can grab this one in a hardcopy version as well!
How do you feel about ebooks for kiddos? Do you have any favorites? Any that are interactive?