From the Series Senses in My World
In Tasting, early readers will learn about our sense of taste, and the different types of tastes we discover in our food. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore one of the five senses.
A labeled diagram helps readers identify the parts of the tongue, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about tasting online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Tasting also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Tasting is part of Jump!’s Senses in My World series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
In these bright introductions for emergent readers, close-up photos of delighted looking children using their senses in easy to understand ways (“Eli smells his stinky feet. Ew! He knows he needs a bath.”) accompany short, explanatory notes in large type. Though the amount of detail is skimpy (smell is said to be triggered by “scent bits,” and the fifth taste, umami, is not mentioned in Tasting), each volume does close with a simplified but recognizable graphic depiction of the relevant sense organ featuring (nontechnical) labels. Each also ends with a leading question—a ploy that Rustad flubs in Smelling with a confusing “What things do you smell? What do they tell you?” but elsewhere are sure to spark animated discussions. An excellent alternative or replacement for Katie Dicker’s “Sparklers: My Senses” series (Black Rabbit, 2010).