Fork or chopsticks? Gymnastics or yoga? Xylophone or mandolin? Which are better?
That's NOT How You Do It! is Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar's second book, and I'm a big fan of her work. The simplicity of the story and the cute and creative illustrations she does herself reminds me of Mo Willems' books... and that is huge compliment coming from this self-proclaimed "Willems' Biggest Fan!"
I give That's NOT How You Do It! 5 out of 5 stars. Really, this book is great, and it comes out Wednesday, March 1st so order it now for only $8.
A story of friendship, diversity, and understanding done in a super cute and simple manner with fantastic illustrations makes this 5 star rating well deserved.
Amazon has the following book description, and an awesome price for this great book.
"Lucy knows how to do everything. She knows how to eat with a spoon and fork, play the xylophone, paint elephants - and lots more besides! All her friends ask her for help if they need to know the right way to do something. When Toshi arrives, Lucy thinks he can't do anything properly at all. He eats differently, plays strange music, and he definitely can't paint elephants. She can barely hide her frustration. And when she finally tries to teach Toshi the right way to do things, she learns a very important lesson herself. A simple, funny tale about understanding, respecting and enjoying our differences."
Lucy does it one way and Toshi does it another way; how do you do it?
Personally, I choose chopsticks as often as I can, yoga is my kind of fun, and mandolin just looks a lot more fun.
Happy Cute Simple 5 Star Picture Book Reading!
That's NOT How YOU Do It! by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
Rating: 5/5 stars
Best For: 3 to 7 years old, preschool to 2nd grade
Worth a Check Out: Yes!
Buy It or Not: If you have young kids, yes!
Read Aloud: Yes!
Lesson Ideas: diversity, friendship, culture differences
I received this book from Myrick Marketing in exchange for my review and honest opinion. All of my thoughts, opinions, and words are my own.