Toshi's Little Treasures by Nadine RobertToshi's Little Treasures by Nadine Robert

Toshi's Little Treasures

byNadine RobertIllustratorAki Aki

Picture Books | April 5, 2016

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In this appealing search-and-find informational picture book, readers join a little boy named Toshi as he and his grandmother explore six of their favorite places --- the riverbank, the town, the forest, the country, the park and the beach. At each location, Toshi finds treasures to add to his collection, from a dragonfly wing to a glittery rock to a guitar pick. Best of all, his grandmother always knows what everything is! Each scene is featured in a full-spread illustration, with lots of potential treasures labeled. Following that is an activity in which readers help Toshi identify his found treasures from each place by matching them to related items (for example, pink peony petals matching the peony plant, and a coin matching the coin purse). Answers at the back of the book reveal interesting facts about them all, adding context. The animals that Toshi and his grandmother encounter are also shown at the back of the book. Using an innovative technique that mixes fiction and nonfiction, this book is the perfect resource for life science lessons on habitats and the environment. It encourages observation skills, curiosity and critical thinking --- building blocks for studying science. This book would be a terrific inspiration for a trip around the neighborhood in which children can find, identify and draw treasures of their own. It could also be used as a starting point for storytelling, in which children imagine the story of a treasure --- Toshi's or their own --- before it was found.
Title:Toshi's Little TreasuresFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 12.38 × 9.25 × 0.38 inShipping dimensions:12.38 × 9.25 × 0.38 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771385731

ISBN - 13:9781771385732

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! A great way to encourage children to explore and learn about the world around them!
Date published: 2017-04-29

Editorial Reviews

... it's a book that almost begs to be bought alongside a backpack and notebook for readers' future collecting excursions.-Publishers Weekly