Thursday, August 11, 2011

I See ... Savannah by Kirstan Graham

Title: I See ... Savannah
- Your Baby, Binoculars, and African Animals
Author: Kirstan Graham
Genre: Children's 
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 22
Book Source: Courtesy of author

Synopsis: Your Baby, Binoculars, and African Animals! Join your child on a safari of discovery as you both spy animal clues through your trusty binoculars. Each animal is revealed after three clues and your child will love being engaged by the simple text and whimsical characters while using their powers of observation to guess who they will find next. Meet these five unique animals on your journey: Elephant, Rhinoceros, Giraffe, Lion, and Zebra.

The first in a series of books designed to emphasize early literacy development by engaging children in print motivation and simple narrative skills — the ability to describe things and events.

A very cute, entertaining book with simple phrasing & colourful illustrations. Perfect for pre-readers, for parents or grandparents reading to littlies and for early readers to read to younger siblings. My niece thought this was a wonderful way to teach her soft toys about African animals.

I thought the 3 clues prior to the reveal of the animal were terrific for heightening anticipation and a fun way to teach & engage children in further discussion. Combining I Spy, Hide & Seek type game play was a great strategy to captivate and maintain attention, and encourage participation.

In this technological age of e-readers, i-phones, netbooks & laptops this is a portable, fun & educational way to keep a young child entertained and definitely a lovely series to keep. Kirstan's next book in the series, I See ... Serengeti is now available.

For 99cents on SmashwordsAmazoniTunes, & B&N you really can't go wrong. My only suggestion would be download it for a colour device to appreciate the illustrations.

And be sure to come back tomorrow for an interview with Kirstan. Up for grabs will be 5 copies of I See ... Savannah!!

Visit Kirstan Graham's website to find out more about this author and her work.


  1. I'm always looking for fun books for Gage, thanks for the recommendation!

  2. I could see the samples, Savannah and Serengeti..I see a good book for children :)

  3. I love reading to my son! He love it!

  4. Sounds like a very cute book. I am sure Aarya will enjoy this too :)

  5. How adorable. I would read this to my niece.

  6. These sound like wonderful book! My kids would love them!


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