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Saturday 5 February 2011

Review: Smarty Cat series

Do you have a little one who likes to know why things are the way they are? Do they ask you all the tricky questions? Well, here's the answer.

The new Smarty Cat series features a range of titles answering those questions in a fun, visually entertaining way.
So, why do birds make nests? SmartyCat talks to the birds to find out all the answers. How are rainbows made? SmartyCat goes investigating to learn all about them.

Bright, vivid, simple illustrations that are appealing to young children make this educational series fun, as does the humour injected into the text. Each book finishes with a little joke (corny but it'll make kids think outside the square).

Finally, there is an activity for children and adults to work on together - either a craft activity or the beginnings of a science experiment - that will have young readers awe-inspired.

The perfect way to teach children about the world around them.

Titles: Smarty Cat: Nests; Smarty Cat: Rainbows
Author: Jeanette Rowe
Illustrator: Louise Park
Publisher: ABC Books, $5.99 each
Publication Date: February 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780733328466; 9780733328435
For ages: 2 - 5
Type: Picture book

View the other books in the series:
Smarty Cat: Butterflies
Smarty Cat: Frogs
Smarty Cat: Teeth
Smarty Cat: Thunder