Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Easter Babies: A Springtime Counting Book by Joy N. Hulme (Review)

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Published: February 2012
Age range: up to 3
22 pages
ISBN: 1-4027-9763-X
ISBN13: 9781402797637
$6.95 US; $8.95 Canadian
Board Book


“When signs of spring are in the air, we look for babies everywhere!”

Joy N. Hulme and Dan Andreasen, who created the beautiful Stable in Bethlehem, now capture the spirit of a holiday and a season--with a counting concept worked right in. From one newborn foal walking on wobbly legs and five open-billed nestlings eager for food to 11 children playing in the park and 12 church bells ringing, this lovely board book celebrates spring, Easter, and new life. Hulme's gentle rhyme and Andreasen's softly hued, charming pictures work in perfect harmony, and the adorable bunnies, fuzzy yellow chicks, and frolicking lambs will enchant children.

My Thoughts:

I am loving this cute springtime board boo, which not only introduces little ones to counting, but also shares the arrival of new farm animals.  This easy to read board book is beautifully illustrated and will be a welcome addition to your Easter and springtime reading collection.  Since sharing this book with Savannah, she now points to animals when we visit farms and zoos and can say a few of their names.  And, her counting has improved.  She loves to point and count each of the animals, as we flip through this adorable book.

About the Author and Illustrator:

Joy N. Hulme writes picture books, pop-up books, and historical novels. Joy was born and raised near Salt Lake City, Utah, and now lives in Monte Sereno, California.

Dan Andreasen is an acclaimed illustrator of more than 25 picture books. He and his wife live with their three children in Medina, Ohio.

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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