Book of the Week: Except If

April 5, 2011

Except If by Jim Averbeck

It feels like it’s been ages since I posted a book of the week. I’ve missed it! Today’s book is Except If by Jim Averbeck.

It’s great. A super simple premise: what if what you are looking at, isn’t what you thought you were looking at. I find it sparks fun imaginative questions(What else could be in that egg?). And the illustrations are delightful. This is perfect for preschoolers or kindergarteners — Oscar and Betty both love it.

P.S. — Here’s another one of Jim’s books. And more books here.

Except If by Jim Averbeck Except If by Jim Averbeck

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Krystle April 5, 2011 at 6:55 am

My son was just on my lap and roared when he saw the dino cover! Ha! Maybe it’ll find it’s way into an Easter basket.


2 Design Mom April 5, 2011 at 7:25 am

How cute, Krystle!


3 vanessa @ silly eagle books April 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

Exciting! I love your book picks. We are huge fans of In a Blue Room by the same author. Can’t wait to read this one.


4 Design Mom April 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm

We love In a Blue Room too!


5 megwrites April 5, 2011 at 11:27 am

This looks great. I’m excited to check it out from the library.


6 Design Mom April 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I hope you like it, Meg!


7 Melissa Eigsti October 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I’m a kindergarten teacher and found this book at the library. This is a GREAT one for teaching little ones about checking and clarifying predictions, as well as comparing and contrasting. I am pairing it with a minibook where kids make their own except if books. It’s a simple way to explain higher-level comparisons and analogies for young kids.


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