Monday, December 20, 2010

Gift Idea: Ice Is Nice

We adore the Cat in the Hat and books always make a great gift for kids!

About this Book

What purrrfect timing! Fall 2010 marks the launch of the new PBS Kids television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!—an animated preschool science program based on the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library book series—and to celebrate, we’re coating the cover of our new Learning Library book Ice Is Nice! with a shimmery finish! In this latest installment of the bestselling series, the Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Dick to visit the North and South Poles, where they mingle with native animals—reindeer, musk oxen, polar bears, caribou, and all sorts of penguins. They discover how the animals stay warm in the freezing cold, learn why it’s colder at the South Pole than at the North Pole, find out that one pole is located on land and the other isn’t, and learn that scientists are studying climate change to keep both poles icy cold.

This is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter’s day—made even more perfect with a glistening cover!

Bonnie Worth is the author of countless books for young readers, among them the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library books If I Ran the Rain Forest, A Great Day for Pup, Oh Say Can You Seed? (winner of the 2003 Ohio Farm Bureau Award for Children’s Literature), There’s No Place Like Space!, Wish for a Fish, Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?, and Would You Rather Be a Pollywog?


My kids love The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That TV show and so they were very excited to see it in book form! Ice is Nice is a fun book that is entertaining and enjoyable to read. The best part of this book though is how educational it is. Ice is Nice teaches kids a ton about the North and South Poles in a fun, kid-friendly way. Owen (my 7 year old son) had no problem reading this book on his own. I read it to all three kids ( 4, 7, 8) and they all enjoyed it. Olivia really liked the pictures and the rhyming.

This book would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for any kid out there. It would also make an excellent addition to classrooms and school libraries.

Thanks so much to Random House Canada for sending me a copy of this book to review.

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