The What Does Series (children aged 2 – 7) is a collection of books written by David McArthur and illustrated by the author and Clara Spinassi. The series currently consists of three books:
• What Does A Doctor Do?
• What Does A Fairy Godmother Do? and
• What Does A Bee Do?
Each book features a simple narrative and looks at different Careers / Fairy Tales / Animals and, by a process of elimination, establishes exactly what each book’s title character does. The narrative is supported by visually engaging and amusing illustrations which children love.
Although ideal for a parent to read alongside an early learner, the books are simple enough for children to read to themselves without adult guidance or actually being able to read the words. This helps children to develop their early word recognition and creates a sense of achievement in a child which leaves them feeling positive in their own reading abilities.
Recently we were fortunate to receive a visit from the author. He carried out several book readings in our pre-school and kindergarten classes. The kids really enjoyed the experience and were captivated by the stories. They called out the answers even though they had never read the books before. We still have the books out on the shelf and the children continue to take them and read them by themselves. They fit really nicely into the school curriculum.
I would strongly recommend any parent or teacher to pick up a copy of these books. Trust me, your child will love you for it!