"What's-in-it" fun for the very young.
Celebrated children's writer Kathy Stinson explores "what's-in-what" concepts for young children. With a chorus of questions that encourage interaction, children will delight in playing with the language of spatial relationships, from a pocket holding a treasure to a spoon with a face reflected in it.
For one young girl, a day on the farm is full of familiar sights that lead to the unexpected. The barn has a horse in it... just like a house can have a "me" in it. A sock can't have a head in it, but it can have a toe in it. A pond can even have a splash in it. Best of all, when Mommy comes home, she has a blanket that has a wiggle in it -- a brand new baby.
Joining charming pictures and a satisfying story with language-learning ideas, A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in It will hold the attention of parents and children alike.close this panel
Kathy Stinson is the best-selling author of more than 20 books for children and young adults including the classic Red is Best with illustrator Robin Baird Lewis. She lives outside of Toronto.
Deirdre Betteridge has illustrated many children's books, including Bright Red Kisses by Teresa Toten. She also works as a graphic designer and art director. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.close this panel
The simple text of A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in It has a comforting repetitive structure, but occasionally diverges from the pattern to add an element of surprise. The rural setting evokes simple pleasures -- such as hanging out the laundry with Dad -- and the story is satisfyingly circular. [Betteridge's] soft and sweet illustrations tell a story of their own. A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in It will captivate youngsters aged from about two to five, and so the conclusion is clear: your shelves should have this book on it!