Books that Encourage Children to Interact and Ask Questions – Is There a Dog in This Book? (Cats) and Kingfisher and the Wren

I adore the interactive approach in Vivian Swartz’s books. She is taking the lift and flap action to a new level.

In the book, Is There a Dog in This Book? (Cats) a bunch of cats are trying to break out of the book’s pages. Tiny, Moonpie and Andre smell something funny. . . something scary. . . Cats are scared of dogs. Dogs are snappy and yappy, smelly and noisy and. . . they hate cats.

Could wishing yourselves out of the book work? Well, with the help of the readers the cats manage to wish themselves out of the book. But they do not stay away for long and the colourful cats and the tiny dog becomes friends. An irresistibly fun book filled with drama and action and lots of cheeky love.

Also by Viviane Schwartz

There Are No Cats in This Book

The book the Kingfisher and the Wren is a work in progress. The idea is to publish a collection of 50+ illustrated verses. The Spectacled Eider figure appears in the form of an animatronic puppet who is travelling with his trusty, life-sized polar bear companion.

The aim is to write a book that  encourages children to ask questions! Teaching children to ask questions is something that is rarely done yet question asking is more important that answering questions.

Always the beautiful answer

Who asks a more beautiful question.

E.E. Cummings

Kingfisher and the Wren will encourage children to ask big questions, important questions about life and moral. The Spectacled Eider will ride inside a backpack on the polar bear’s back, what a great idea! And the polar bear and a talking duck will engage in conversations with children. . . cannot wait for this book to be published.

Link to the Facebook page The Spectacled Elder.



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