Monday, March 7, 2016

ebook review: Two long ears

Along with learning to count from 1 to 10, in these charming pages children and theiradults can explore the many ways people decorate their bodies. With its fun pictures and words, the book is a simple way to start talking about accepting differences, from piercings to tattoos. The illustrations are inspired by traditional tattoo designs as well as not-so-traditional body modification styles. Also included is a full-color wall poster that offers a color-it-yourself version on the back. Introducing kids to a culture that's rarely displayed in other materials, this is a perfect resource for early childhood educators, parents, and all adults who value diversity.

My Review: 
My daughter, husband, and I read this book as a family. Those who follow my reviews know I hold durability of a physical book in high regard. Since I received this book as an e-arc, that goes out the window. Judging by the type and size of the pages though, this would make a fine board book.
Let's start with the order of the pages. In a book they wouldn't be an issue. But as an ebook I saw the picture first and had to guess the words on the next page.
Second, the content. The colors are great and show a great diverse sample of the human race. My husband thought it was weird until I told him it was a national geographic book.
As far as the reading tips, I saw them at the end of the pages. I'm hoping this translates into space on the back cover for the physical book, as it felt kind of too late at the end of the story.
Overall: great book, but splurge on the physical copy. Don't risk the ebook.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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