Board Book Review: Next Stop: Kindergarten!

Next Stop by Brooke Jorden

Next Stop: Kindergarten!: A Preschool Graduation Affirmation
by Brooke Jorden
5 out of 5 stars

This board book encourages the young reader that they are ready for kindergarten. They know the colors and shapes. They know all their numbers and letters. They know how to listen and obey. There’s no reason to be worried about starting kindergarten, because these little readers are ready to learn!

This is such a cute book! I love the positive messages about being proud of all you have learned, and being willing to take on new challenges.

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Spanish Picture Book Reviews: Cucu en el Mar, Vivan las Uñas de Colores, La Frontera

Cucu! en el mar/Peekaboo in the Ocean by Cocoretto

Cucu! en el mar/Peekaboo in the Ocean
by Cocoretto (Illustrator)
5 out of 5 stars

This cute board book asks the reader, Who is hiding there? The illustrations first show an ocean creature covering their eyes to play peekaboo, then when you lift the flap you can see them diving through the seas or digging through the sand.

This is such a sweet book! I love that it is bilingual in Spanish and English for little readers who are learning two languages. The flaps are very sturdy to withstand the destruction of little hands. I love the adorable art and the bright colors! Every page is charming and fun!

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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Board Book Reviews: F is for Farm, and C is for City

F Is for Farm by Ashley Marie Mireles

F Is for Farm
by Ashley Marie Mireles (Goodreads Author), Volha Kaliaha (Illustrations)
4 out of 5 stars

This board book leads the reader through the alphabet, teaching words that have to do with farming. Some of the words are obvious ones (D is for Duck, and B is for Barn), but others of them are more exotic (X is for Ximenia), and one of the words left me confused about why it was included (N is for Next-Gen).

The illustrations are bright and colorful, and I love the cute art style! Every page is vibrant with animals, plants, and farming equipment. The farmers pick apples in the orchard, irrigate the fields, harvest pumpkins, milk the cow, and collect eggs from the chickens.

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Baby Book Reviews: It’s Bath Time, and Rhyme with Me!

It's Bath Time! Indestructibles by Carolina Búzio

It’s Bath Time! Indestructibles
by Carolina Búzio (Goodreads Author) (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars

When the babies get dirty, it’s time for a bath. Little elephants get splashed with water from their parent elephant’s trunk. Parent lions lick the fur of the lion cubs to get them clean. And human babies have a bubble bath!

I love the cute artwork in this book! Every page is so colorful and fun. This would make the perfect gift for little babies and toddlers!

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Board Book Review: Made for Me/ Naciste Para Mi

Made for Me by Zack Bush

Made for Me
by Zack Bush (Author), Gregorio De Laurentis (Illustrator)
4 out of 5 stars

A loving Dad tucks his baby child in at night, plays games, and washes their hair at bathtime. The Dad tells his child how much they are loved and cherished. Every new day is an adventure of discovery as the Dad watches their child explore their little world.

I really like that the toddler in the book could be a girl or a boy, so it will appeal to all children! The text is very sweet as the Dad describes how much they love their little baby. It’s a rhyming text, and the rhymes are good and the meter fits.

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Board Book Reviews: Things that Go, and What are Unicorns Made of?

Things That Go by Lauren Crisp

Things That Go
by Lauren CrispThomas Elliott (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars

This board book helps little readers to explore the different types of planes, ships, and cars. As you lift each flap on the page, a new type of transportation is revealed. There is a hot air balloon hidden behind some clouds, and a surprise submarine hiding under the waves.

I think it’s very cool that all the flaps are different sizes. There are big ones and little ones to help develop hand-eye coordination in little baby readers. The flaps are fairly thick and sturdy, but the smaller ones are still liable to get torn if you aren’t careful.

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Board Book Reviews: Rosa Bilingual Series

All About Rosa Series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/262295-all-about-rosa

by Jessica SpanyolYanitzia Canetti (Translator)

4 out of 5 stars

Rosa plays with her dinosaur toys, learns to play different types of sports, has a race with her toy cars, and tries to go down a ramp on her scooter.

These board books are so adorable! The illustrations are really cute and colorful. Sweet little Rosa has a lot of fun playing and learning. It’s a simple story that will appeal to little readers, especially if they love dinosaurs or cars as much as Rosa does.

KEEP READING TO SEE THE REVIEW IN SPANISH!

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Baby Board Books: Batch Reviews

Baby's First Farm by Danielle McLean

Baby’s First Farm
by Danielle McLeanCraig Shuttlewood (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars

As we visit the farm, we can lift the flaps to discover what animals are hiding in the sheds. The sheep with her little lambs, the hen with her chicks, and the cow with her calves all greet us with animal sounds. At the end there is a large fold-out of all the animals together in the barn.

I love this cute book! My little niece is just learning all the farm animals, so I’m very excited to share this book with her.

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Board Book Reviews: Zoom Rainforest Adventure and Dinosaur Adventure

Zoom by Susan Hayes
Zoom Dinosaur Adventure by Susan Hayes

Zoom: Rainforest Adventure
by Susan HayesSusanna Rumiz (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars

Lin goes on an adventure through the rainforest, meeting all kinds of animals, and seeing amazing plants and foliage. She canoes down the Amazon river, hikes through the jungle, and sets up a camp near a beautiful waterfall.

I love the clever die-cut openings in this book! The illustrations are so colorful and vibrant, and each opening reveals something on the next page. I love all the little details in the background of each scene. When I was reading this with my little 3-year-old niece, she kept pointing out butterflies and monkeys in the background.

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Board Book Review: Farm Train

Farm Train by Susanna  Covelli

Farm Train
by Susanna Covelli 
5 out of 5 stars

This board book folds out to be 56″ long! The reader learns the sounds for each animal on the train. There are sheep, bees, horses, cats, frogs, bunnies, and mice, and a bunch more! And of course, the farmer’s tractor pulls the train along and “goes vroom vroom.”

This is such a cute book! I just love the adorable illustrations and sweet animal characters. It’s colorful and full of interesting little details in the background of each scene.

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