Daniel Nunn has written numerous books for young readers on a variety of topics, specializing in early years and elementary education. Like Eddie the Elephant, he enjoys playing hide and seek with his two young children. His favorite hiding place is behind the curtains in the living room!
Prek-K-These bright books combine stock photos with a drawing of a cartoon elephant, Eddie, to teach concepts such as near or far, on or under, and left or right. Each title first defines the featured terms ("Under means below something"), then asks readers to find Eddie. For example, in Left or Right, children are asked, "Where is Eddie? Do you see him to the left or the right of the flowers?" A page turn reveals the answer. Final pages contain true or false statements (e.g., "Eddie is under the bed. True or False?"). Answers are located in the back of each book. The concept words are in bold print, making them easy to find. A larger trim size promotes group and shared reading experiences, but because each title follows the same pattern, students can work up to interacting with the books independently. Children will enjoy finding Eddie and the set's playful humor. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.