PreK Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle

My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle is a uniquely artistic book that allows toddlers and preschoolers to match the colors to the illustrations. What I disliked: This is a great book.  No criticisms. What I liked: I liked how it put the child in charge of the book.  The toddlers needed guidance,… Continue reading My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle

Open Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza

When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza is an adorable board book perfect for toddlers. What I disliked: Nothing.  This book is adorable. What I liked: I loved how the mightiest of the animal kingdom can be influenced by the tiniest.  I loved the story line, I loved the illustrations, I loved that it was… Continue reading When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza

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Baby Talk by Steve Heinrich

Baby Talk by Steve Heinrich is an adorable photo book with cute quotes and impossibly cute pictures to go with it.  I get the sense the writer had babies at the time he wrote it, as each quote fits perfectly with the photos and resonated directly with my mom-of-a-baby heart. What I disliked: I really… Continue reading Baby Talk by Steve Heinrich

Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Hop! by Phyllis Root

Hop! by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Holly Meade is a quick to read board book intended for toddlers.  Ours was well loved if the cracker crumbs smashed inside are any indication lol. What I disliked: No criticism from me. What I liked: This is a quality board book in its construction, quick 2-5 word… Continue reading Hop! by Phyllis Root

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Teddy’s Busy Night

Teddy's Busy Night illustrated by Amy Flynn is A Wee; Pudgy Board Book perfect for littles. What I disliked: Perfect for toddlers, no critique. What I liked: I loved that it is small and durable.  Ours is pretty well used, and a bit sticky, indicating I let the toddler of the moment carry it around… Continue reading Teddy’s Busy Night

Becky's Favorite Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema and Beatriz Vidal is a phenomenally great book.  The illustrations go hand in hand with the wording, which Verna Aardema adapted from a Kenya preschool story over a hundred years ago. What I disliked: Nothing.  It's a great read. What I liked: I loved the beat.  The… Continue reading Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

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Easy Street by Rita Gray

Easy Street by Rita Gray and illustrated by Mary Bono is a clay-mation like story giving step by step instructions on laying asphalt, perfect for toddlers and preschool aged children. What I disliked: Nothing.  It was pretty good. What I liked: I liked the sing-song rhyming, real life explanation of the asphalt process, and my… Continue reading Easy Street by Rita Gray