Now Available On Amazon, 'What Animal Am I?' Kid's Book Teaches Reading, Counting and Shapes

The sixth title in the Funky Dreamer Storytime children's book library by author Greg Wachs, 'What Animal Am I?' introduces geometry and biology to pre-schoolers, provides counting and naming exercises
 
 
'What Animal Am I?' kid's book by Greg Wachs now available on Amazon
'What Animal Am I?' kid's book by Greg Wachs now available on Amazon
 
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LOS ANGELES - Oct. 16, 2018 - PRLog -- Broadening young children's understanding of mathematics and biology using a variety of geometric shapes coupled with rhyming riddles about animals they know and love is the foundation of author Greg Wachs' most recent kid's book, What Animal Am I?

"My newest book features illustrations created using geometric forms in an artistic technique called 'Low Poly.' This book bring shapes to the forefront while kids enjoy the rhyming clues, then guess what animal they describe and learn about each animal's lifestyle and habitat," Wachs explained. "The book is a series of riddles accompanied by shapes for kids to count and name. Then, on the next page, the animal's face appears, built out of this variety of geometric shapes."

The goal of What Animal Am I? is to engage young children in the written word and introduce mathematics, geometry, and ecology in an entertaining way.

"Building children's geometric imagination is an important part of exploring spatial relations and experiencing mathematics," writes (https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/17-18/explor...) Douglas Clements, PhD, author of the teaching textbook Exploring Geometry With Young Children. "During the preschool years, children's intuitive knowledge of geometry frequently exceeds their numerical skills. By building on strengths and interests that are already present, we can foster an ongoing enthusiasm for mathematics and provide a logical context to develop number ideas."

The unique geometric drawings – including a colorful tiger, giraffe, wolf, snow leopard, panda, hummingbird, fox, and dog, accompanied by vibrant flowers, leaves, grasses, and bamboo – are the creation of illustrator Yana Kossova. Since childhood, Kossova spent all of her free time in front of an easel, and could not imagine life without drawing. Based in Israel, Kossova works in freehand, as well as various digital methods, including the "Low Poly" technique used in What Animal Am I?

What Animal Am I?
is the second title in Wachs' Funky Dreamer Storytime library focused on introducing young children ages 2 to 5 to reading using cute animals and engaging rhyme. What Do Giraffes Eat? is available in English,  Spanish and Tagalog editions. These two pre-school-focused books join four Funky Dreamer Storytime titles for older children, ages 5 to 8: Anabelle & The Crumbs, Donut The Dragon, Milkshake Mermaid and Cute Kitty In The Big Pizza City. All six books are available at Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/What-Animal-Am-Flower-Version/dp/1...) and the Funky Dreamer Storytime (http://funkydreamerstorytime.com/product-category/books4kids/) website.

Free podcasts filled with original songs, music, and word-for-word narration are available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/funky-dreamer-storytime-kids-stories-bedtime-podcast/id1181488292?mt=2) and FunkyDreamerStorytime.com (http://funkydreamerstorytime.com/product-category/podcasts4kids/) to complement Anabelle & The Crumbs, Donut The Dragon, and Milkshake Mermaid.

For more information on Funky Dreamer Storytime kid's books and free podcasts, visit FunkyDreamerStorytime.com

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Physical paperbacks or e-version PDF files are available for media and reviewers. For information or an interview, contact Greg Wachs at greg@funkydreamerstorytime.com, or call (310) 966-7536.

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