Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Read, Read, Read, said the Baby: Polar Bear Romp! illustrated by Beatrice Costamagna

little bee tends to not have listed authors for their board books - I assume they're written by an editorial team. Frankly, they're not very good. This series has lengthy, clunky text; "Teddy the polar bear was sad. He felt very alone because nobody wanted to play with him. The Arctic foxes made fun of him for being so big. Teddy felt sad and cried."

However, the art and movable aspect of the book makes it pretty awesome. It's a medium-sized rectangle with only five spreads. They alternate between thick, to accommodate the moving parts, and thinner cardboard. The art is a cheerful cartoons with big eyes and splashes of color, even in the white landscape.

Of course, the real draw of these books is the teeth! Yes, as you can see on the cover, every alternate page has big teeth that move up and down! The best one is the Dino Chomp! book, but every one is bound to be a winner with the kids who will enthusiastically "chomp" the books until they fall apart!

Verdict: Yes, they're totally a novelty, but so fun! Get at least one!

ISBN: 9781499803457; Published 2016 by little bee; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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