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Simple in format, with vibrant folk-art inspired paintings of everyday items and a single, large-type word on each page, Picture This . . . is the ideal first word book for the very young. But there is much more to Picture This . . . than first meets the eye! Each turn of the page reveals a new perspective on what has come before and gives a hint of what's to come. ParentsSimple in format, with vibrant folk-art inspired paintings of everyday items and a single, large-type word on each page, Picture This . . . is the ideal first word book for the very young. But there is much more to Picture This . . . than first meets the eye! Each turn of the page reveals a new perspective on what has come before and gives a hint of what's to come. Parents will delight in reading this book with their children, finding visual surprises together and following the gentle story as it progresses through the day and through the seasons....

Title : Picture This
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ISBN : 9780525468288
Format Type : Board Book
Number of Pages : 30 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Picture This Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    2019-05-07 19:30

    Okay, this is a fine book for the very young. I read the board book edition, which is an appropriate form for a book such as this.Every page has a picture of something and its one word name, and the pictures are colorful and interesting. I liked “bed” the best, I think. It’s rather clever actually because each picture has quite a few other things in it and the picture that follows features one of the things in the background in the previous picture. And, I feel like an (old) idiot because it took a second reading, after reading the book description, to see that it also takes the reader through the day and through the seasons.I first just liked it/thought it was okay, and now I am appreciating it more. Pretty nifty.

  • Sarah Cho
    2019-05-18 13:27

    Did not have a story line. It had images and the word related to the image. Good for younger children learning to identify objects. The images were made to look outdated and had a cool crackle pattern over every page.

  • Jennifer B.
    2019-04-26 16:25

    Nice pictures.

  • Ame
    2019-05-06 12:30

    A BEAUTIFUL picture book to use when practicing the basics with the kiddos.

  • Nicole Holden
    2019-05-12 13:06

    I really enjoyed reading this simple "one word" picture book. This book has illustration that are LARGER than normal andt this is what makes this book soo cute. This is a WONDERFUL book for site words and there is "more than meets the eye". On every page, there is a clue to what the next picutre will be. What a fun way for students to predict and read at the same time.This is a great addition I will be adding to my classroom bookshelf. ;)

  • Sharon Allen
    2019-05-08 19:10

    Parent: Single words caption the illustrations, some of which are connected to the following illustration in an unexpected way and other images seem fairly random. Jay's repertoire seems narrow in this book as many of the images are very similar to other books she has illustrated.Child: Enjoyed looking for items he recognized and naming them, and because this book is aimed at younger children there were lots of familiar objects (balls, boats, children, hats).

  • Wendy
    2019-04-27 16:17

    This is so much more than a first words picture book. Each page features gorgeous primitive style paintings of simple objects like house and ball. Look closer, however, to discover suprises and relationships to delight any age. With only one word per page and a story left for the reader to tell I would use this in a wordless picture book unit.

  • Stacy Slater
    2019-05-24 16:07

    Like "Each Peach, Pear, Plum" or "Zoom," the craft in this book lies in the continuity from picture to picture. The text is "first word" simple, featuring just one noun to label the prominent object in each picture. It's guessing which background item will become the main object for the next page that will keep parents and toddlers enthralled with Jay's old-fashioned, crackle glazed artwork.

  • Whitney
    2019-05-24 13:05

    My husband picked up a copy of this one day when he was browsing around Borders. It is a simple word book for babies but the images are so cute and picturesque. You can kind of lose yourself a bit in the nostalgia of it all. My husband and I were both crushed when our second child tore it in half. I think we need a new copy--it has been well-loved.

  • Shelley
    2019-05-10 19:31

    The pictures are so beautiful. Amir and I "read" it again and again. They really hold his attention--he stared at the snail page for weeks. Now his favorite is the hill page. As you read, you can find an element of the next picture in the current picture. A ball crashes through a window with teddy bear curtains. The next picture is a teddy bear.

  • M.
    2019-05-14 13:07

    As with all picture books there are details that you do not notice the first time you read this book. Read it twice just to figure out what details Ms. Jay puts into her illustrations. Although her style is very different, the details remind me a bit of Jan Brett.

  • Hope
    2019-04-26 16:20

    A simple picture book with beautiful illustrations. The illustrations are the key in this simple book, because they show the bigger picture with the following picture being just a small part of the picture. If shown with the opposite page covered up, this book could be used with inferring.

  • Rosemary
    2019-05-05 14:29

    Beautifully illustrated, but lacking narrative structure (although each picture contains a hint of the picture to follow). Good for beginning readers, but not as good as Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli which has a good narrative structure and minimal words.

  • Andrea Davis
    2019-05-11 19:26

    I love the cracked look to all of the illustrations in this book! Very unique, something I've yet to see until now. This is a VERY simple word book aimed at children who are still learning new words. Displays a variety of perspective and seasons.

  • Marie
    2019-05-03 17:21

    Beautiful pictures, each one leading to the next (a snowman on one page shows up in a snow globe on the next) as it progresses through the seasons. This title uses only one word per page, but other titles by the same author use rhyming text.

  • Kerri Harshaw
    2019-05-07 13:19

    This is a great picture books for younger children to begin working on their sight words. The illustrations throughout the book are beautiful and are sure to impress. Although the text is for younger children, this book will provide as a great resource for students to use when writing!

  • Andi
    2019-05-16 14:23

    While this is for 2-5 yo's, Alison's illustrations are charming and sweet and grown ups will enjoy them too! : )

  • Heather
    2019-05-15 18:05

    When I first read though this book, I wasn't going to rate it very high. Then I went back and looked closely at the illustrations and the stories they could tell.

  • Colleen
    2019-05-03 13:32

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  • Stacy Vance
    2019-05-13 15:30

    Kids liked this book. Very simple for my kindergarteners.

  • Emily Patterson
    2019-05-15 17:12

    A highly engaging journey in delightfully warm and clever illustrations.

  • Heather
    2019-05-16 16:20

    40 months - obviously O is way beyond this but it was still fun to look at.

  • Peony
    2019-05-05 16:25

    concept, folk art0-4

  • Juliette
    2019-05-06 19:17

    Read to me by my Grandmamá

  • Michael Fitzgerald
    2019-05-03 13:23

    A puzzling book that demands further inspection. I don't think it's brilliant, but it does have some nice aspects.