Early Lit Bits: “I Love to Sing” Book Review

I Love to Sing by Anna Walker
Ollie, a young Zebra, loves to sing! From morning to evening, Ollie finds reasons to express himself in song. The soft watercolor illustrations make for an engaging picture book. Ollie sings in the park, the tub, and in bed. 

This book, with Walker’s minimal rhyming text, makes for great one-on-one sharing. Singing and rhyming are vital to a child’s early literacy development. Singing encourages vocabulary development and phonological awareness. Young children naturally respond to fun songs and rhymes. This book is a great way to encourage that response.

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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