Review Blog

Mar 06 2017

The ABC book of places to go by Helen Martin and Judith Simpson

cover image

Ill. by Cheryl Orsini. ABC Books, 2017. ISBN 9780733334283
(Age: 3-6) Recommended. The new addition to the ABC picture book non-fiction series explores all the places families love, from the backyard, library, to faraway lands. There are 'all kinds of different places, some you know and some are new.'
Helen Martin and Judith Simpson's easy to read verses use familiar words, alliteration and animal sounds as the text flows up and down or follows the curves of paths travelled. The story is fun to read aloud, and to share as a family, discussing each scene, the different ages, lifestyles and situations presented.
Cheryl Orsini's lively scenes are bright and colourful, while different characters, from young to old and family groups, make the story visually appealing. The scenes are presented from different viewpoints, above the action - bird's eye views, the medical centre's open walls, the close-ups and picture maps.
The ABC Book of Places to Go is an excellent resource for Foundation Geography, where students learn about familiar places and build connections to them.
Rhyllis Bignell

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Miles Franklin longlist 2017
Reading Children's Book Prize 2017
Klaus Flugge Prize shortlist 2017
Branford Boase Award shortlist 2017
Text Prize 2017
NSW Premier Literary Awards shortlist 2017
Aurealis Awards winners
YABBA Awards shortlist 2017
Stella Prize 2017
2017 YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominees

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates