Aliki. My Five Senses. New York: A Harper Trophy Book, 1989.
It makes me thoughtful when I peruse my bookshelf these days. I haven’t had small children under my care in a long time. While I am thankful that my girls are grown and on their own, I do miss having a good story and a snuggle of an evening with one of them.
I bought this wonderful book about our senses for a class I taught a long time ago. I needed a book to read about our senses. This was an excellent choice at the time. It is simply illustrated. It had good concrete examples. It also made a connection about how we use all our senses together. Here is an example.
When I laugh and play with my puppy,
I use four senses.
I see, hear, smell, and touch.
If you need a book to explain the senses to your child you might consider looking for this one.
Here’s a poem I wrote to celebrate the wonders of our senses.
I Love to Use My Senses
I love to use my eyes to see,
The world is wide and full of mystery!
I love to use my nose to smell,
Although sometimes it works too well!
I love to use my tongue to taste,
I never let chocolate ice cream go to waste.
I love to use my fingers to touch,
Smooth, rough, hot, cold, prickly, but not too much!
There aren’t any extensive online biographies about this prolific artist and author. I have enjoyed her works for many years. If you want to know a little something about this author, you can visit these websites.