Here Comes Ingo to the Rescue
I believe that artistic expression is a crucial part of human development. While Here Comes Ingo is officially intended for 4-8 year olds, this picture book strives to create a sensory experience for the whole family.
Children, parents, grandparents, guardians, and sitters alike are encouraged to incorporate Ingo and her friends into their everyday lives through play, crafting, games, writing, coloring, drawing, and doodling on each picture.
- Fostering creativity helps mental, social and emotional development and it boosts young children's ability to analyze and problem-solve in myriad ways.
- As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve.
- By counting pieces and colors, they learn the basics of math.
- When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science.
- And children who feel able to experiment and to make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of thinking, which extends well beyond the craft room.
Although this one-of-a-kind picture book is ideal for kindergarten and grade school children it may also be especially helpful to teachers who seek out opportunities for art projects, creative writing, and other education avenues that grip young readers’ imaginations while teaching them valuable lessons about:
- Comprehension (look at this picture- what do you think is happening?)
- Predicting (what do you think will happen next?)
- Inferring (what makes you think that?)
- Reasoning (what do you think that happened?)
- Sequencing (what happened first? next? last?)
- “Here Comes Ingo by Odeta Xheka is a stunning visual story...with underlying themes of love, tolerance and kindness and will make an excellent addition to any storybook collection.” - IndieReader Approved
- Whether children “read” “Here Comes Ingo” by themselves or with adults, they can actively engage in each page to count, find differences, analyze relationship and utilize other skills to appreciate the story as it unfolds. - “Judge, 27th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.”
- I enjoyed how the author included the note to young readers, providing educational information about macaws and their habitat. As well as telling the story of Ingo, it is the perfect prologue to the visual story to be discovered. Odeta Xheka captivates the young reader’s eye with stunning colors, abstract shapes, and visual storytelling. Here Comes Ingo is a great addition to every child's library to enhance their imaginations. - Reviewed by Samantha Harvey for Readers' Favorite
“Create, experiment, and discover with wordless picture book Here Comes Ingo” -The Children's Book Review
- “What’s also unique about this book is that I’m usually the one helming the storyline with wordless picture books, but with “Here Comes Ingo” my children are in charge — and it is amazing to watch my kids tell me the story. They genuinely enjoy and have a great time explaining to me what and how and why — and it is never the same experience twice.” -The Picture Book Review
- Clearly, this is a very original children's picture book.Beyond being a children's picture book, it could absolutely be seen as a work of art.” -The National Parenting Center
- "Here Comes Ingo is a great example of the benefits of art in early childhood development. The pictures are very colorful and leave a lot to imagination." - Creative Child Magazine