4 Board Books from Tiger Tales

Bedtime for Duckling by Amelia Hepworth

Bedtime for Duckling
by Amelia Hepworth (Author), Anna Doherty (Illustrator)

4 out of 5 stars

Duckling is looking for a new place to sleep. She tries fox’s den, but it’s too muddy. She tries frog’s hollow log, but it’s too damp. Owl offers his nest up in a tree, but it’s too high. Finally Duckling finds the perfect place to sleep- her own mother’s cozy nest!

Duckling is such a cute little character! The story is sweet and engaging, and I love the die-cut openings in the pages. You get to peek through to the dens and warrens of all the little animals on the next page, and it’s very clever the way the illustrations from the previous page line up.

I liked the art style, but was a little confused why some of the animal characters are drawn in a crayon style and other animals look more like a photograph. The mixture of art styles doesn’t look terrible; I like it fine, and the pages are attractive, but I think I would have preferred a more consistent style.

This is such a cute book!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

Looking for Mommy by Becky Davies

Looking for Mommy
by Becky Davies, Anna Doherty (Illustrator)

4 out of 5 stars

Little Brown Bunny is searching for their mother to get a soft snuggly hug. They search everywhere through the meadow, encountering ducks, mice, squirrels, and even a cat. Finally they find their mother “making a nest for them among the dandelions.”

Little Brown Bunny is such a cute little character! The story is adorable, and I love the lift-the-flap openings in the pages. There are also little die-cut openings in the flaps, so that you get to peek through to guess which animal is hiding behind the flap.

One thing I really appreciate is that the cardboard is thick and the flaps are very sturdy to withstand the destructive forces of little hands!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

Playtime on the Farm by Amelia Hepworth

Playtime on the Farm
by Amelia Hepworth, Anna Doherty (Illustrator)

4 out of 5 stars

Puppy has a brand new red ball, but none of the other farm animals have time to play with him. Foal is eating, the Ducklings are learning to swim, and even Kitten is too busy playing with yarn. Finally Puppy finds Lamb, and the two friends play with the red ball all afternoon.

Puppy is so adorable! I love all the little baby animals in this book. The story is so cute and fun!

I loved the touch-and-feel portions of the book, which is mostly the fur and feathers of the different animals. (One page also has the smooth plastic of the red ball.) However, whenever I touch the “fur” fabric, little bits of lint come off it! But that might just be because it is new. It might not do that after awhile. The fabric is beautifully soft, and you can really feel the difference in texture for each animal!

This is such a lovely book!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

Night Night, Little Digger by Nicola Edwards

Night Night, Little Digger: A touch-and-feel storybook
by Nicola Edwards, Mateja Lukezic (Illustrator)

4 out of 5 stars

As bedtime approaches, the construction vehicles settle down for a good night’s sleep. The cement mixers, diggers, tow trucks, forklifts, dump trucks, steamrollers, garbage trucks, cranes, and bulldozers all say good night and cuddle up with their parent.

This story is told in rhyme, and I’m always very picky about rhyming text in children’s books. I really enjoyed the lovely rhymes in this book! They are easy to read aloud, and the rhythm is good. The story tells about all the things each vehicle did through the day, and how they need their sleep to stay strong and work again tomorrow. These rhymes are a delight to read aloud!

I loved the cute illustrations! All the little trucks and their parents are so adorable, and every scene has a calming atmosphere as the vehicles settled down peacefully for the night.

The touch-and-feel portions of the pages are really interesting, using plastic, glitter, soft fabrics, cardboard, and leathery fabrics. I especially liked the glittering stars on the last page! It’s so clever the way these things are integrated into the wheels, forklifts, and other parts of the vehicles.

What a fun book!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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