Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends
Walker, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
he bouncing text and adorable illustrations found in this book will quickly make it a read aloud favorite with preschoolers. '
Here's a puppy. There's a kitten. A baby bunny is what I am.
' This is the text that greets the reader when he or she opens the book.
n the following pages a fawn, ducklings, a piglet, a little lamb, a filly, and a swimming group of tadpoles await the child. There are far too many animals to list here, but lots of baby critters grace the pages of this volume.
esides enjoying the big, bold illustrations, the youngster can practice naming each of the animals he or she finds here.
s a bonus, at the back of the book there is a very helpful two page spread that features a thumbnail portrait of each featured baby animal and also gives the correct name of the little one. For example, a baby swan is called a
, a baby turkey is a
and a little eel is referred to as an
hildren love animals, which means this book will quickly move to the top of the list as your child's favorite bedtime book. Double the fun by making a game of identifying the baby animals here and perhaps adding your own sound effects!
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