In my family we've always been fond of babbies. My own 'blankie' being known as "lamb babbie" (that's ba(Typing on phone, so may need to be polished.)
In my family we've always been fond of babbies. My own 'blankie' being known as "lamb babbie" (that's bab-bee if your curious). So any book that is Linus (Peanuts) or Owen (Kevin Henkes) worthy is a book I'm interested in for my own kiddos.
The rhythmic tone of this lullaby in a book is soothing. The story is imaginative and delighted my girls (as the five year old read it aloud to the three year old) and then they discussed and imagined what their own babbies could be capable of in an adventure. It's a bedtime story that would make Harold proud for adventuring before settling for sleep. Then there is the little child with wind swept hair, too cute and adorable and right on key.
This is fabulous to look at and delightful to read. But the best part is how durable it seems to be! It is a larger board book size (about the size of a medium picture book - dimensions later). The cover is padded and squishy in my favorite way. However the pages are really neat. They are board but not hard, stuff, and unforgiving. They are pliable and turn like real book pages (thinner too), but they are slick and strong enough that I wouldn't hesitate to let my baby son look at this book with us. I think he wouldn't damage it and I think it will last, and for a board book that's saying a lot!
Review below. Giveaway on CreativeMadnessMama.com for the next week.
My childhood was filled with books and characters. Two such series characters inReview below. Giveaway on CreativeMadnessMama.com for the next week.
My childhood was filled with books and characters. Two such series characters include The Berenstain Bears and Richard Scarry. Now, I love introducing my children to the same. In my experience, when someone talks about the Please and Thank You Book my though goes to an 8x8" pictureback Richard Scarry easy reader with seven short stories on character; or even a more recent Little Golden Book. Thus when a review opportunity came up for The Berenstain Bears of the same title I jumped! I was delighted to discover a medium size board book in the mail by Mike Berenstain.
As soon as I finished reading this Berenstain Bears short story my three year old grabbed it and ran of squealing both, "Please! Thanks, Mama!" We love the Berenstain Bears and I love this little story about manners with cookies and milk. I love that it is a board book and thus I can introduce it to my children at the youngest ages. Most of my Berenstain Bears books are HarperCollins or Living Lights from Zonderkidz or from Random House. So I'm delighted to see Worthy also publishing through Ideal's Children's Books.
This is definitely recommended.
I have finished penning my review, but now my five year old has come up and discovered the book. She is sitting on the other side of the couch and reading it aloud (she is my budding reader!) She was not in the rom when I read it earlier. She is stopping and commenting throughout on the cubs and their lack of manners. Love it! It spans the ages. Durable enough for the baby, interesting for the toddler/preschooler and perfect early reader level for my kindergarten child. My heart smiles.
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