________________ CM . . . . Volume XXI Number 35. . . .May 15, 2015


The Grocery Store. (My Neighborhood).

Megan Cuthbert.
New York, NY: AV by Weigl (Distributed in Canada by Saunders Book Company), 2015.
24 pp., pbk., hc., single user eBook & multi user eBook, $12.95 (pbk.), $23.99 (hc.).
ISBN 978-1-4896-1323-3 (pbk.), ISBN 978-1-4896-1322-6 (hc.), ISBN 978-1-4896-1324-0 (single user eBook), ISBN 978-1-4896-1325-7 (multi user eBook).

Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7.

Review by John Dryden.

*** /4


Reading a label can help us make a healthy choice. Some labels have a date on them. The date tells us how long a food is safe to eat.


internal artThe Grocery Store has a great deal of excellent information making it a superb resource for a community unit or for learning about a grocery store. The book is well laid out, having a table of contents in the front and an index (in the form of key words) in the back. The photography is excellent, and the font is large and well highlighted. There are many books that place the text directly on top of the photograph, but this one very effectively places text on a coloured block, an approach that helps the words stand out. Bravo!

     The only slight drawback is that its contents are too detailed! The photos are fantastic, the text is great, but when I consulted a few teachers who work with special needs students, they felt that the book had too much information for an introduction to a grocery store. The feeling was that the book could have been split up into a set of books specific to the grocery store. The text is the right length per page; it's simply that the book could have been split into a set of three or four books for their particular clients. Nonetheless, all teachers still felt the book was excellent. They loved it!


John Dryden is a teacher in BCs Cowichan Valley.

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