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Published April 13, 2021

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Guido Van Genechten

520 books31 followers
Guido Van Genechten is een Vlaamse schrijver en illustrator.

Guido Van Genechten in de Nederlandstalige Wikipedia

Guido Van Genechten is a Flemish writer and illustrator.

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Profile Image for Jenna Rideout.
651 reviews53 followers
November 28, 2020
I was granted complimentary access to an eARC of Step by Step by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Step by Step is a cute toddler age picture book about baby animals (and eventually a human toddler) all learning to stand and take their first steps. An off-page voice, presumably the parent, is offering guidance and encouragement. The illustrations are adorable and very colourful, and should hold a toddler's attention well.

(Now please excuse me while I go listen to some New Kids on the Block to get this earworm out of my brain...)
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2,815 reviews1 follower
December 21, 2020
Baby's first steps for parents is a milestone and a gateway. This sweet picture board book can encourage you and your baby in those first steps. With baby animals as they take their first steps. Some are unsure and some don't know where to start. Babies will love the colorful animals and parents will love reading to their little ones on the joy of taking those first step.

A special thank you to Clavis Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

6,044 reviews67 followers
December 21, 2020
A little mouse wants to have its arms free to play the piccolo, a kitten needs to be mobile enough to chase a ball of wool, while an eager penguin chick wants to use the stilts and a skipping rope, even if not at the same time. Yes, the whole world's keen on getting past the crawling stage – and the very, very young person this will be shared with is hereby encouraged to not take failure lying down, but to bounce back up until they're upright and bipedal. Not being a breeder I have no idea whether walking should come first, or being able to absorb this text, or being able to identify a hippo – but it did seem to me that toddling was something, er, toddlers, did, and interacting with texts such as this came second. Still, I guess you might be able to improvise a kind of game with these very brief contents, and get your bab bob-bob-bobbing along.
147 reviews3 followers
December 20, 2020
Step by Step by Guido Van Genechten is a delightful book for young babies and younger children. The illustrations are simple with great contrast to engage a little ones attention. A variety of animals are shown trying to take their first steps in a clever manner. The theme of endurance and not giving up is also prevalent throughout the book. Each page has a simple text that will allow for a shorter attention span to focus and then find the joy in turning the page to the next. I especially loved how all illustrations were unified by similar large eyes. It provided continuity and my young son loved this book I think in large part due to the illustrations. The encouragement of needing a little help from a parent being acceptable at times was also a sweet theme found throughout the book.

I was provided a free review copy of this book by Net Galley in exchange for my honest review. The opinions shared are my own.
Profile Image for Brittany.
18 reviews52 followers
January 1, 2021
I was given early access to an e-book ARC of Step by Step by Guido Van Genechten provided by #ClavisPublishing via #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This cute Board Book was a quick and enjoyable for babies and toddlers on their journey to standing and walking on their own. The pictures were bright and encouraging.. I gave it a 4 star due to me feeling the wording could have flowed a bit better.
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2,413 reviews27 followers
December 9, 2022
Toddlers experience the up and downs of learning to walk and here we read and see those experiences featuring animal characters doing that wearing their diapers. Good story for a toddler/parent story time.
Translated from the Dutch language and first published in Holland and Belgium.
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101 reviews59 followers
January 6, 2022
Not going to rate this, because didn't come out too well as an ebook.
Did think it was a good lesson for children who start walking.
Profile Image for Emilee (emileereadsbooks).
1,313 reviews24 followers
December 8, 2020
Thanks to NetGalley and Clavis for a free digital copy for my review.

A sweet little story using cute baby animals that coaches children on how to stand up and take their first step. But also tells them it's okay if they fall.
Profile Image for Donna Maguire.
4,331 reviews102 followers
November 28, 2020
Review to be added to Amazon UK and US on 13th April 2021 - publication day!

I thought that this was a lovely little book!

It was easy to read and the illustrations are lovely.

A great first book to read with a young one and a great board book

Highly recommended – 4 stars from me for this one!
Profile Image for Ama.
125 reviews5 followers
November 29, 2020
***I received an uncorrected proof of this ebook from netgalley in exchange for an honest review***

Sweet little book about learning to walk. Filled with bright and fun illustrations. Perfect for "baby's first library"!
Profile Image for Catherine Craig (Angelic Light).
873 reviews6 followers
November 23, 2020
This is a cute little children's board book which shows pictures of baby animals who are learning how to stand up and walk. Sometimes they will fall and that is ok as they will get up again to try once more. All babies and toddlers will love this book. I enjoyed reading it with my daughter.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Kaitlyn.
1,158 reviews
November 24, 2020
I I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love all the baby animals in this book, and they are bright and fun illustrations. This would be an adorable board book or baby's first book.
Profile Image for Great Books.
2,967 reviews55 followers
April 20, 2021
Just as human babies and toddlers learn to take their first steps, the anthropomorphic baby animals depicted in this sweet board book are learning to walk step by step. Each full-page watercolor and ink illustration is accompanied by conversational, up-beat text which acknowledges the inevitable tumbles and encourages efforts until independent walking is achieved. Reviewer 14
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