Weigl Publishers sent us three media enhanced books to review, and boy were we in for some fun!! Glaciers, A Lion's World, and There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant were a ton of fun for my four children who range in age from 4-9.
Guys, these books are just plain FUN. I want to take some time to look at each of these books. Let's start with:
Here is a picture of my two daughters listening to the book. (You have an option to just read it yourself or listen to it read. If you listen to it read, there are all kinds of cool sound affects!)
There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant is simply a "basic" story. It is a fun book kids can listen or read online. This makes it great for kids as young as 3 and as old as, well, me! Here's a video demonstrating some of the fun sounds you can hear as you read along:
The "fun" however only starts with a book like the one mentioned above. Let's step it up a level, shall we? Glaciers was simply UH-MAZING! Seriously this book was sooooooo cool.
I really debated how best to illustrate the amazing things within this book. I finally decided to take a short video to show just a few of the features. There are quizzes and links to other sites, and image galleries. The fun (and learning!) is intense and fun. Here's the video:
I love the idea that I can use this one book and have a whole unit of amazing study for my kiddos. This book is for slightly older children. (I put the age range at about 8 years old and up although younger kids could just surfacely read the book and get something out of it too!)
Lastly I want to touch on a book that I feel is a combo of the above two options. It is more simple, but very cool. It has live videos of lions and sounds and all the works. It was probably a favorite here for us because it wasn't too educational and included a really awesome animal and all the cool things it does: