Explaining something new to a child is never easy, whether it concerns school, science or even life. This month’s books are about how to create and learn from great ideas.
The Rainbow Fish
(for ages 1-6)
written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister
As the most beautiful fish in the sea, the glittering rainbow fish loves to be admired. But when another fish asks for one of its sparkling scales, the rainbow fish refuses. As a result, the rainbow fish has to play alone because the other fish don’t want to play with someone so selfish. Searching for a solution, the rainbow fish seeks advice from a wise octopus, who explains that others should be treated with respect and that sharing is a significant part of friendship.
Written in short and easy-to-read paragraphs, this award winning children’s book tells how an arrogant beauty learns to become a friendly, caring creature. The appeal of this book lies not only in its timeless story but also in its shiny foil illustrations. The sparkling scales of the rainbow fish should appeal to very young readers.
Conclusion: Kids learn in a simple way about sharing and interacting with others
RMB 100 at Chaterhouse Books
Cool Chemistry Concoctions
(for ages 9-14)
Written and illustrated by Joe Rhatigan, Veronika Gunter and Tom La Baff
Has your kid ever asked you about how to create a volcano or make a fistful of slime? This colorful, informative book answers these and other science questions, explaining procedures like how to make secret ink for undercover missions with friends or transform an old stained penny into a sparkling new penny – all with components right out of your kitchen drawer. Cool Chemistry Concoctions not only explains basic chemistry principles but also provides fun and safe ways for children to experiment with ordinary substances.
Conclusion: For household adventurers and future chemistry masterminds
RMB 80 at Chaterhouse Books