Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Springtime Baby by Elise Broach and Other Great Spring/Easter Books from LB Kids (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.



Springtime Baby


  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 14
  • Physical Dimensions: 7" x 7"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316235266
  • On Sale Date: 01/21/2014


  • Synopsis:

    Springtime baby
    Drizzly day

    Rainboot baby
    Let's go play!

    "Little ones will love to join baby on a fun-filled spring day. The adventure begins with some mudpie-making and puddle-stomping, followed by sunshine, a rainbow and gorgeous, sweet smelling blossoms. All the favorite springtime creatures, from ducklings to butterflies, share a splendid day with our springtime baby! This interactive novelty board book features large lift-the-flaps on each spread, hiding charming surprises underneath. With acclaimed author Elise Broach's delightful rhyming text and playful illustrations by Cori Doerrfeld, this is the perfect read-aloud to share on a perfect spring afternoon."


    My Thoughts:

    I was first introduced to Elise Broach and her lift the flap books when I had a chance to review her "Snowflake Baby" back in 2011.  Wow, what a long time ago!  And, since sharing this book with Savannah, I have made a point to pick up other books from this great children's author, and share them with both my girls.  

    Like I shared in an earlier post last week, Bella is starting to get excited about having me read to her, and continues to pull "Springtime Baby" off the book shelf, and have me read it to her.  She loves interactive books like this that her lifting flaps, to help me tell the story.  I love watching Bella get excited to see who is hiding behind each flap.  Each and every time, she says "Peek a boo" and has me close my eyes, before she lifts the flap.  Then, she lets out a cute giggle and smiles before telling me to open my eyes to tell me what she sees.

    In this adorable springtime book from Elise Broach, little ones will have fun listening to you talk about the arrival of spring and that comes with this season -- like stomping in puddles, smelling blossoming flowers and so much more.

    With Easter right around the corner, this sturdy board book would make for a great Easter basket filler.  Don't want to wait until Easter to share this story with your little one?  I don't blame you! The baby on the cover is so cute, and the story is a treat to share with your child, as you both welcome in spring with a good book. :-)


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    Looking for other great springtime/Easter books to pick up and share with your child(ren)?  Look at some of the new releases from LB Kids that are sure to delight...

    Toot & Puddle: You Are My Sunshine


    Synopsis:

    "The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the flowers are in full bloom- so why is Toot so blue? In an effort to cheer up his best friend, Puddle bakes Toot's favorite berry cobbler, takes him on a river rafting adventure, invites all of their friends over for a fun-filled day of games and sing-alongs, but nothing seems to help. Just when he is about to give up, a sudden thunderstorm hits Woodcock Pocket, flooding all of Pocket Pond. The next day, Puddle waks up to find the air cleared...and his old friend back.

    With a cheerful mix of humor, warmth, and a classic style all her own, Holly Hobbie captures how the coming of a new day and good friends can help raise our spirits. Best of all, this affordable paperback edition comes with two punch-out recipe cards with step-by-step instructions that kids can follow to make a no-bake fruit cheesecake and chilled strawberry lemonade."

    The Muppets: Easter Eggstravaganza!

    Synopsis:

    "Someone is leaving mysterious Easter eggs for the Muppets everywhere! Each egg comes with a special note and riddle. To get to the treat under each flap, you have to put on your thinking cap and help solve the riddle. This fun story, printed on sturdy cardstock, will delight Muppet fans!"

    Hop: Meet the Easter Bunny

    Synopsis:

    "Easter Island is home to the Easter Bunny's magical workshop--where do you think Santa got all his good ideas? Chocolate bunny carving, jellybean polishing, and adorable chicks and bunnies are just a few of the fantastic sights to see on this lively tour of Easter in the making."

    I Love You, Honey Bunny



    Synopsis:

    "You're so cute and cuddly, too...
    Honey bunny, I love you!

    "Parents will love cuddling up with their little honey bunnies and reading this adorable board book featuring plush bunny ears that make every page even more fun. 

    I Love You, Honey Bunny reminds little ones how much they are cherished through Sandra Magsamen's signature heartfelt text and cozy hand-stitched illustration style."

    Hop: Chicks Versus Bunnies

    Synopsis:

    "The Easter Bunny gets all the glory, but what about all the chicks who do all the work making Easter baskets? When the factory chicks feel it's time they get the Easter credit they deserve, mutiny arises and the elite bunny task force, known as the Pink Berets, drop in to set things straight. This colorful and humorous look at Easter's rivaling icons includes punch-out Easter egg stands featuring characters from the movie! "


    Bedtime Bunny

    Synopsis:

    Bedtime Bunny is on her way,
    To help you say goodbye to the day.

    At bedtime she loves to snuggle with you,
    But first there are some things you need to do...

    "Bedtime Bunny is the newest addition to Sandra Magsamen's adorable Snuggle-Me Stories series, and features a plush bunny finger puppet. Babies and loved ones will read and play along with the sweet rhyming story, which delivers heartfelt sentiments of love. With lulling words and dreamy images, Bedtime Bunny is sure to become a nighttime favorite."

    Love Bug

    Synopsis:

    Love bugs are snuggable,
    and lovable that's true.
    They're
     huggable,
    and kissable, too!

    "Tickle, giggle, and play along with this sweet rhyming board book with plush finger puppet, which delivers heartfelt sentiments of love to baby. The colorful love bug finger puppet is sure to provide hours of giggly fun and is perfect for cozy laptime reading. Love Bug will inspire parents and caretakers to cuddle up and read together with their own little love bugs! 

    Sandra Magsamen has touched millions with her inspirational words of love and caring. Now these heartfelt sentiments will reach the youngest and cutest of all audiences - babies!"




    Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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