The Resource First times, Charles Ghigna, Lori Joy Smith

First times, Charles Ghigna, Lori Joy Smith

Label
First times
Title
First times
Statement of responsibility
Charles Ghigna, Lori Joy Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A picture book that celebrates the important adventures children experience as they grow."--
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1— Every child experiences the pride that comes with completing new tasks for the first time. This book celebrates some of those happy milestones as three children enjoy achievements such as helping mom with shopping, catching a ball, and getting a pet. The illustrations are extremely cheerful with diverse characters appearing legitimately thrilled with each and every triumph. The youngest is especially charming, keeping an eye on the proceedings in exactly the way that toddlers try to keep up with their big brothers and sisters. The text is basic but successful in relaying the children's accomplishments. Some words are a different color, font, or style for emphasis, although the pattern is inconsistent (sometimes the verb, sometimes the noun, sometimes not at all). The story also ends rather abruptly. Overall, the book is a great conversation starter for families looking to celebrate new endeavors. VERDICT An ideal selection for children navigating the new experiences of burgeoning independence.— Alyssa Annico, Youngstown State University, OH --Alyssa Annico (Reviewed 10/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 10, p75)
  • On the childhood road to independence, first-time accomplishments are lauded as important milestones.A brown-skinned sister and her lighter-skinned brother celebrate their individual first times for a variety of activities such as tying shoes, riding a bike, catching a ball, or swimming a lap while their white baby sibling mostly looks on. The childlike drawings of this round-headed, wide-eyed, multiracial family add to the simplicity of the narrative, which is written in a somewhat uneven rhyme. Each specific accomplishment is highlighted, the key word or words printed in a playful display type within each sentence. "My first run with a kite as it climbs to the sky. / My first wish on a star. My first butterfly." (Here a butterfly lands on the baby's head.) Whether helping with shopping, making dinner, taking care of a new dog, or reading independently, these sibs are proud to exclaim their growth with each new feat. The book ends a bit abruptly with an illustration of the children in a tent happily looking out without a last sentence to close the book with one cohesive statement. Nevertheless, the basic concepts will easily be recognizable by both those who have already achieved and those aspiring to attain each new skill or experience. This celebration of maturation, an ever popular theme, is most notable for the diversity of its characters. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2017)
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10613843
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ghigna, Charles
Dewey number
j813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 210L
  • Decoding demand: 31 (low)
  • Semantic demand: 30 (low)
  • Syntactic demand: 33 (low)
  • Structure demand: 30 (low)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Lori Joy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Ability
  • Children
  • Children
  • Ability
  • Ability
  • Children
Target audience
juvenile
Label
First times, Charles Ghigna, Lori Joy Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1903217
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781459811980
Lccn
2017932489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781459811980
  • (OCoLC)973043960
Label
First times, Charles Ghigna, Lori Joy Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1903217
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781459811980
Lccn
2017932489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781459811980
  • (OCoLC)973043960

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