Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book Series: Hello Baby! by Mem Fox (Children's Book Review)


Beach Lane Books, January 2012
eBook, 32 pages
ISBN-10: 1439155798
ISBN-13: 9781439155790
Ages: 3 - 5
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After meeting a bevy of baby animals— including a clever monkey, a sleepy leopard, and a dusty lion cub—the baby in this story discovers the most precious creature of all . . . itself, of course! With an exuberant rhyming text by bestselling author Mem Fox and adorable cut-paper illustrations by Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins, this book is an irresistible celebration of the joyful connection between parent and child.

My Thoughts:

Here is another cute board book that shares the bond between a parent and child.  Children will be introduced to amazing exotic animals, only to find that they are their parents "treasure." What a fun and touching book to read.  And, the illustrations are bright and fun, keeping young children engaged, and eager to see what animal will be introduced next.  The book is easy-to-read, with a handful of words on each, which would make for a great beginner reading book.

Do you children love the zoo?  Then, this would be a fun book to read to them before or after returning from a day out at the zoo.  This is the first book I read by Mem Fox, but am hooked.  She is an exceptional writer.  I can't wait to read past publications, as well as share new book releases with my daughters.

About the Author:

Mem Fox is the author of many acclaimed books, including Hattie and the Fox, Time for Bed, Hello Baby! The Goblin and the Empty Chair, Let's Count Goats! the New York Times bestselling Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, and the adult title Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at www.memfox.net.

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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