Candlewick, 2016 (2016)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
board book is a great way to introduce a very young child to reading and enjoying books. The thick pages are sturdy and easy to turn while the large illustrations in bright colors are eye arresting and will hold the youngster's attention.
, Japanese writer/illustrator Taro Miura presents a number of animals and answers the question, '
What does the animal say?
he book takes an interesting turn, though, when the animals react to a baby crying by beginning to shed tears themselves. That's when the child speaks the soothing words '
' which brings the waterworks to an end.
companion board book,
, is also available and showcases the posteriors of various animals.
oth these books have a limited text but that's not a problem because the illustrations introduce a youngster to various common animals. The recommended age group is up to age three when a more challenging text would be appropriate.
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