Book review: The Handiest things in the world #bookaday 5 out of 5 stars

The handiest things in the world book coverby Andrew Clements; photographs by Raquel Jaramillo
Non-fiction picture book
Interest level: K-3
Reading level: 1.8
5 out of 5 stars


This is a wonderful book that features photographs to illustrate the many ways we use our hands, and how some very useful tools have been developed over the years to maybe do the job better. Each two-page spread features a photograph of hands doing something on the left side of the page, contrasted with a tool on the right page doing the same task. The text is rhyming, uses basic vocabulary, and easy to understand.

This would be a great book for beginning readers, students learning English, and students in a lifeskills class. This is a wonderful gem!

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