Late Summer Fun

Late Summer Fun

Here are a few 2 quick book picks for last minute trips to the island this summer – sure to keep your little ones entertained on the road or perfect for “remember when” discussions at bedtime throughout the year!


MY FIRST CREATIVITY BOOK: UNDER THE SEA by Fiona Munro, Barron’s, $9.99

This title in Barron’s growing series of My First Creativity Activity Books is filled with things to make and do, and has special appeal to boys and girls in Pre-K through second grade. Its theme is the animals that live in or near the sea, and its appealing illustrations show fish, starfish, seals, and other animals children will recognize. Designed much like Barron’s popular Creativity Activity Books for older children, books in this series come in a slightly smaller size and present children with easier activities to accomplish. Every title features—

  • Clever coloring exercises
  • Easy connect-the-dot drawing projects
  • Spot-the-difference illustrations
  • Mazes, puzzles, and simple construction activities
  • Four pages filled with 200 brightly illustrated color stickers
  • Fold-out double-page illustrations for decorating with stickers

Illustrations include 28 pages in color. Developed by educational experts to stimulate the imaginations of younger children, this attractive book will give boys and girls many hours of entertainment. (Ages 4–7)


UNDER THE SEA by Emily Bolam, Barron’s Peekabooks, $5.99

Little hands will be busier than ever as they interact with these adorable lift-the-flap Peekabooks. Beautifully illustrated stories told in sweet, snappy rhyme will keep themengaged. Each right-hand page features a fold-out flap that expands on the story even more. In Under the Sea, toddlers can lift the flaps to learn how a baby fish, crab, whale, and octopus will look when they are all grown up. (Ages 2–5)