Early Lit Bits: “Shout! Shout It Out!” Book Review

Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

Children are often told to settle down and be quiet.  Here is a great picture book that encourages kids to shout and rejoice in their own knowledge.  With bright colors and unique paper art, Denise Fleming creates page after page of  happy, multicultural children exhibiting their knowledge of the alphabet, numbers, colors etc.  Toddlers and preschoolers, whether or not they have mastered all these facts, will be able to join in the fun.  This book is sure to bring smiles to adults and children alike.  Be prepared for repeat readings! 

This is a great book to encourage the early literacy skill of print awareness.  Print awareness is a child’s realization that words are everywhere and that each word has meaning.  Learning how a book is held and how to follow words on a page are all part of this early literacy skill.

This article originally appeared in our Early Lit Bits eNewsletter. Read the most recent issue online or sign up to receive this monthly update highlighting early literacy tips and resources for parents and caregivers.

Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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