am 1. November 2014
In diesem Buch gibt es zahlreiche Geschichten unterschiedlicher Länge und Themen. Unter Anderem, Geschichten zu den Jahreszeiten, Farben oder Zahlen. Sie sind simpel gestaltet, sodass mein 7 jähriger dem folgen kann. Sicherlich muss man hier und da übersetzen, aber eben nicht allzu viel. Ich finde, es ist ein super Einsteigerbuch für alle englisch interessierten Kinder.
am 29. April 2000
I had a hard time finding this book for my daughter and finally came across it in a used bookstore. This is such a wonderful book; the stories are varied and the pictures, as always with Richard Scarry, are just beautiful. I enjoy having volumes like this with many stories included...sometimes we don't even read the text, but just talk about what's in the pictures.
Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute.
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Richard Scarry's Best Story Book Ever was one of her picks.
This book was my daughter's choice night after night during the years from ages 3-6. The stories are all vividly colored, humorous, and reasonably short. They just suited her perfectly.
She would plead after each one, "Just one more story, Dad." (This was after her mother had read to her, as well.) I would read until I had almost no voice left. Eventually, we negotiated that she could pick two stories from this book, and if I was in the mood (and in good voice) we could go up from there. Otherwise, bedtime would have been delayed for hours!
If you don't know Richard Scarry, he has a wonderful, light sense of humor. He usually features intelligent animals, but in human-like contexts. This makes the moral of the story easier for the youngster to swallow, while making the story more interesting. For example, A Castle in Denmark is about the rules that you should follow in a castle (or a house) such as not leaving things on the floor where people can trip on them. Who else would have come up with such a wonderful way to help establish household rules?
The stories in the book contain all the elements needed in a preschool book, with lots of alphabet, numbers, socialization, and charming stories with important lessons attached. The book includes one of my daughter's all time favorite stories, I Am a Bunny by Ole Rison. This story was repeated like a mantra around our house by all four children. It is a great beginning reader story.
The stories vary in sophistication from simple ones to mini-mysteries involving detectives. My daughter especially loved the mini-mysteries.
Here are her favorite stories in the book (in the order they appear):
The Rabbit Family's Home
I Am a Bunny
Pip Pip Goes to London
A Castle in Denmark
Couscous, the Algerian Detective
Officer Montey of Monaco
Pierre, the Paris Policeman
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse by Patricia Scarry
Schtoompah, the Funny Austrian
From a value perspective, it is much less expensive to buy these stories in this form than to get them in the various Richard Scarry books. Of all the story books we bought for our children, this one was definitely the best value. I suspect it only cost about a penny per hour used. Running the television costs more than that!
Some readers have complained about the binding. Ours is a little loose in back after four years of hard use. For such a thick book, that's about par for the course. If your child is a hard user of books, you may want to get a new copy at some point.
After you have finished enjoying this book for the 4,317th evening in a row (if you have a large family), I suggest that you think about how these stories could be made even funnier by changing the context. For example, a castle in Denmark could become Cinderella's castle after she married the prince. What rules do you suppose Cinderella would have wanted to have? In this way, you and your child can exercise your imagination to have even more fun.
Take great stories and build on them . . . together with your child!
am 25. Februar 2013
bzgl der Illustrationen. Denn das Buch ist aus den späten 60er Jahren. Aber es ist fester Bestandteil des "Bett-Rituals" meines 3-jährigen Sohnes. Es enthält viele sehr schöne Geschichten und Illustrationen, aber eben auch einige - na,ja, wie soll ich sagen ... dämliche Mother Goose Rhymes zum Beispiel -, die es ähnlich dämlich natürlich auch in deutsch gibt. Warum immer alle Agierenden Tiere sind, hat sich mir leider auch noch nicht erschlossen. Aber ich würde es jederzeit wieder kaufen, weil es sehr viele Geschichten enthält, aus denen man sich eben das aussuchen kann, was einem gefällt. Es ist eine schöne Ergänzung aus der "alten" Welt zum Tablet PC meines - wie gesagt,- 3-jährigen Sohnes, mit dem er hin und wieder tagsüber die Kindercartoons auf YouTube auswählt :-)
am 22. Dezember 1999
Like many of the other customer reviewers, I loved this book when I was a child. This book has it all: classic nursery rhymes, stories that don't tax little ones' attention spans, and enchanting illustrations. Names of everyday objects, shapes, colors, numbers, etc. are presented in an entertaining manner - your child won't realize (s)he's being educated!
This book is great for getting your toddler interested in books. My two year old daughter loves reading her "Lellow Book" at bedtime every night, and I look forward to it as much as she does. (If I had the proverbial dime for every time I've read "Chipmunk's Birthday" I'd be richer than Jeff Bezos!)
The only complaint I have is that we've had to glue the spine to the pages several times. I suppose frequent use is a contributing factor, but other reviewers have noted similar binding problems from this publisher. If not for this one drawback, I would have rated this book 6 out of 5.
am 9. Mai 1998
This was my favorite book as a child, and is probably responsible for my prolific reading habits as an adult. I love giving this book to my friends when they have children. The pictures are wonderful, and the stories are memorable. Even today, I always look in the hollows of trees for Mr. Bunny.