Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Happi Baby Happi Mommy by Dena (Book Review)

  • Reading level: Ages 0 and up
  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375873996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375873997
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 6.9 inches 
  • Buy now at Amazon for only $6.99.


Baby and mommy cook, nap, rub noses, and make joyful noise in this cute and cuddly happi board book, that babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups are sure to adore! Dena's illustrations are highly recognizable and irresistibly cheerful. The rhyming text is predictably structured to engage the interest of the youngest readers, yet packed full of fun surprises! Who doesn't love mommy/baby time?

My Thoughts:

This was a quick read and one that I enjoyed reading to Savannah and Arabella.  And, because it is a board book, I don't have to worry about the girls ripping the pages, as they try to help Mommy turn the pages.  The best part for me about the book was the animals illustrations, which included mommy and child monkeys, lions, giraffes, elephants, kangaroos and pigs.  The book is about how playtime with mommy is so fun, and makes a baby happy.  From napping to cuddling, Mommy and Baby can have so much fun bonding.  And, with this sweet beautiful, which is illustrated in such a way to keep young children engaged, both you and your little one will enjoy curling up on the couch and reading this book together.  Don't forget to end the reading session with a great big hug and kiss!

About the Author/Illustrator:

Dena is an artist, illustrator, and designer whose best-selling collections for babies, kids, tweens, adults, and the home are sold worldwide. Once the star of her own DIY Network show, Dena's playfully chic designs can be found on greeting cards, wallpaper, fabrics, rugs, bedding, and dinnerware at major retailers. Her happi animals will soon be available as plush characters from GUND.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher, in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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