Board Book Review: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes... by Annie Kubler

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes…
by Annie Kubler

5 out of 5 stars

This is the perfect board book for little babies who are just learning to identify parts of the body. The children in the artwork touch their heads, shoulders, knees, and toes, and then move on to eyes, ears, mouth, and nose as well. As you sing the song, you can point to each area of the body and dance along!

I really like the bright colors and simple design of this book. It’s perfect for catching the attention of little readers!

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Board Book Review: Zoom Farm Adventure

Zoom Farm Adventure by Susan    Hayes

Zoom Farm Adventure
by Susan Hayes

5 out of 5 stars

Bo goes on an adventure at the farm! He feeds the animals, harvests vegetables and fruit, milks the cows, and collects honey from the beehive. The goats escape from their field, and he has to round them up again by feeding them raisins. He loads up his crop onto the big farm truck to take his harvest to the market.

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Board Book Review: Bumblebee Grumblebee

Bumblebee Grumblebee by David Elliot

Bumblebee Grumblebee
by David Elliot

5 out of 5 stars

If a bumblebee breaks his toy, he becomes a “grumblebee”. If a rhinoceros drops his ice-cream cone, he becomes a “crynoceros”. If a hamster eats an entire jar of jam, he becomes a “jamster”. Each of the animals have a twist on their name, until at the end of the book the turtle does something unexpected!

This board book is adorable! It’s especially fun to read aloud and giggle over the silly names.

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Board Book Review: I Can Be Creative like Leonardo da Vinci

I Can Be Creative Like Leonardo da Vinci by Christopher Robbins

I Can Be Creative Like Leonardo da Vinci
by Christopher Robbins, Susanna Covelli (Illustrations)

5 out of 5 stars

This board book has a little finger puppet of Leonardo da Vinci sticking out of the book! It’s so cute and fun to play with! The story inspires little readers to be imaginative like da Vinci was. He invented new things, studied nature, and drew beautiful paintings and sketches.

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Picture Book Reviews: Atticus Caticus, Sophie’s Seashell Scramble, Phoebe Dupree is Coming to Tea!

Atticus Caticus by Sarah Maizes

Atticus Caticus
by Sarah Maizes (Goodreads Author), Kara Kramer (Illustrator)
5 out of 5 stars

A cat named Atticus stretches and yawns and naps in the sunshine. His owner feeds him, and dangles string for him to play with. Atticus sees a bird out the window, but can’t get to it. At bath time, Atticus does his own style of washing by licking his fur.

The best part of this book is the silly rhyming with any word that rhymes with “cat”. Atticus “jumps splat-a-tat-taticus”, and he has a “tummy so fat-ticus”. It’s so funny to read out loud!

I like the cute crayon-style illustrations! Every page has energy and humor in the artwork.

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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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