Title: How Andrew Got His Spots | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Julie Sneeden | Publication Date: April 16, 2014 | Publisher: eBookPartnership.com | Number of pages: 15 | Recommended age: 3 to 8 Summary: Poor Andrew is feeling very blue, all the other giraffes are very spotty but he is as white as can be. He does not have any spots, you see! He keeps seeing spots wherever he goes… One spot, two spots, three spots, Four! And many, many, many more. “Where did you get your spots?” he asks. Join Andrew as he discovers how the ladybug, the leopard and the owl came to have spots and discovers that spots often appear when you are least expecting them! This is a wonderful rhyming picture book for children of all ages.
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* MY REVIEW*How Andrew Got His Spots is a delight to read. First of all, I love rhymes. I have great admiration for authors that can write in rhymes. The story will appeal to young readers because it chronicles the life of a young giraffe that has many questions about his appearance. Young children are very inquisitive by nature and the story of Andrew will teach them it is okay to ask questions, as that is how one learns.
I recommend How Andrew Got His Spots for every pre-school library. Teachers can easily use the story to teach young readers about end rhymes in a fun way. When my kids were young, I often read rhyming stories to them, encouraging them to repeat the end words. My children were able to learn a slew of new words reading the rhyming stories.