Applying the tactile features of Montessori teaching, this innovative board book uses lightly grained sandpaper tracks to encourage children to trace various shapes as they enjoy whimsical illustrations of each. Shapes introduced include; squares, diamonds, ovals, rectangles, hearts, hexagons, diamonds, trapezoids, octagons and stars. Sturdy board pages and no moveable parts make this a unique addition to an early learning collection.
The thing I like most about this book is the letter tracing at the bottom of each page. It has arrows to show which way the letter should correctly be written.
The most beautiful illustrations! I’m a big fan of Katie Wilson’s books, and this one doesn’t disappoint. I really like that along with the words and pictures of something that starts with each letter of the alphabet, there’s also just the bunch of alphabet letters together on the page.
Katie Wilson is an illustrator and designer based in beautiful New Zealand.
Creating for both adults and children, her illustrations are sweet and cheerful with a handmade feel.
Her work has appeared in magazines, greeting cards and books. Clients include Hallmark, Papyrus, Rotovision, Quartet and Woodmansterne.