Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Read, Read, Read said the Baby: Baby Animal Farm by Karen Blair

Animals and animal sounds are perennial favorites for small children and this book delivers both with a sweet, diverse cast.

Five cheery toddlers take off on a trip to the farm. Each page features an action and a sound; "Cuddle the kittens. Mew, mew, mew." There's a simple background story of the one child who drops a teddy and the dog following after them with it, only to supply it at the perfect moment at the end.The last page features the quintet sleeping peacefully in their strollers, ready to go home.

The soft, pastel illustrations remind me of Helen Oxenbury's classic illustrations and the rosy-cheeked children and simple, clean backgrounds feel very British.

The book is a sturdy 7x7 square with cream backgrounds and a total of 8 spreads.

Verdict: A great choice for a small, quiet storytime or for cozy one-on-one reading. Recommended.

ISBN: 9780763670696; Published 2014 by Candlewick; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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