Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Read, Read, Read, Said the Baby: Good Night, Little Bunny by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Sam Williams

[This review was previously published. It has been rewritten and edited]

Now, I admit I don't usually do sweet. But...he's got stripey pajamas! I have a thing for stripes. Each page has a touch and feel section, including a puffy bit of blanket, velcro on a toothbrush, and soft bunny. The touch and feel sections all appear to be washable. The story is a simple but classic rhyming text of familiar bedtime rituals, illustrated with Sam Williams gentle colors and shapes.

This was popular not only with my colleague's kids but also with the toddlers at storytime. Hunting for touch and feel parts is a favorite activity and this book's classic text and friendly art appeals to a wide variety of toddlers and parents.

However, it is made on thinner cardboard than is usual for board books, especially for a touch and feel book. We greatly enjoyed this title at my library for a few years, but then it went the way of all touch and feel, thin cardboard titles and was no more.

Verdict: Fun and super popular while it lasted, but it's now out of print and it didn't last more than a few years so I can't recommend it wholeheartedly.

ISBN: 978-1416983019; Published January 2010 by Simon; Review copy provided by the publisher through Raab Associates; Donated to the library

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