Who, Where, What Children's Book Series
The first book in the Who, Where, What Series is available for pre-order!
It's time for Mouse's Surprise Party, but Owl's glasses are broken. It's a good thing you came along! Can you use the clues to help Owl figure out which guest is at the door? Hoo hoo who could it be?
In this catchy and interactive book, children are encouraged to take part in the story and use expressive language to respond to Owl's WHO questions. With engaging opportunities on every page, children will be excited to read this story again and again. Who doesn't love to yell “Surprise!" and sing “Happy Birthday"?
The bold and distinctive illustrations are refreshing for parents, and particularly enthralling for children who will be naturally drawn to the curvy and circular shapes.
Roughly 1 in 12 children have a speech or language delay, including author Mary Maier’s 3-year-old son Max. Here’s an excerpt from her blog explaining the importance (and shortage) of books focusing on WH- questions:
“Kids with language delays work on WH- questions A LOT. Many children know their colors, shapes, numbers, letters, but not the difference between Who, What and Where. These questions are the building blocks of conversations and are HUGELY important to language development. I started thinking, why didn’t I know about this? Why doesn’t every parent know about the importance of WH- questions? Why aren’t WH- question books as prevalent as shape and number books? So I started doing some research. I wanted to find something to help with my son's language development. All I could find were books with the word AUTISM big as day on the front cover. No parent wants to read their child an “Autism” bedtime story – so I decided to write and illustrate my own WH- series of books for all kids, beginning with WHO. And WHO better to go on this journey with than a speech pathologist.
My hope is to spread the word to ALL parents (not just to those whose children have language delays), the importance of WH- questions in language development and that they can be focused on in a fun and natural way – just like all those color books."