Reviews by KieraP
a playful kitten...
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Using a limited pallette of taupes, browns, creams, and a few select punches of muted pink, green, and blue, Newbery and Rayner tell the story of Posy, a playful and mischevious little kitten. I love the wordplay with rhyme and aliteration: "Whiskers wiper/crayon swiper. Spider catcher, sofa scratcher." Might present a challenge as a read-aloud in a storytime setting, but would be a fun one-on-one.
A great alphabet book
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You know how good, simple (but not boring) alphabet books are hard to find? Well, nature photographer/film director Zuckerman has created a bold, bright, and inventive alphabet book. Each letter (both uppercase and lowercase) are shown in thick black font against a super white background. Turn the page to reveal high-def color photographs of an animal.
Perfect for babies and young toddlers.
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Butler does another great job creating a soft, safe, and beautiful natural world for babies and toddler to explore. Combined with Thompson's gentle text, it cries out to be read at Giggle and Rhymes or Baby Laptime.
At Last!
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For years, librarians have been bemoaning the fact that virually NO literature exists that reflects the lives of children who are raised in same-sex families. Other than "Daddy's Roomate" and "Heather Had Two Mommies", there was very little in the way of picturebooks for little kids. What I love about these books is that they are not about explaning the fact that there are two mommies or two daddies. That is just a given. They are regular baby books with simple rhymes, bright illustrations, and a nice day-in-the-life narrative. For example: "Mommy gently combs my hair/Mama rocks me in her chair." Or: "Daddy shows me how to sew/Papa shows me how to throw." Sweet and lovely board books- and about time!
At last!
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For years, librarians have been bemoaning the fact that virually NO literature exists that reflects the lives of children who are raised in same-sex families. Other than "Daddy's Roomate" and "Heather Had Two Mommies", there was very little in the way of picturebooks for little kids. What I love about these books is that they are not about explaning the fact that there are two mommies or two daddies. That is just a given. They are regular baby books with simple rhymes, bright illustrations, and a nice day-in-the-life narrative. For example: "Mommy gently combs my hair/Mama rocks me in her chair." Or: "Daddy shows me how to sew/Papa shows me how to throw." Sweet and lovely board books- and about time!