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Book cover I Spy On the Farm New Review
Edward Gibbs (2013) , under 40 pages
Audience: Toddlers, Preschool
Category: Books & Babies, Concept

"I spy with my little eye…." This fun down on the farm cutout book introduces colors as well as giving clues about what alphabet letter is at the start of each word. The pictures are full of curlicues and speckles, with the animals drawn in a real to life and friendly manner. The best part of the book is at the end, where the book asks you to spy with your little eye, and it gives you a hole in the back cover so that you can spy through the book! Both you and your toddler will enjoy this great book!

Reviewed by: Kristi / Mountain Island Library

Book cover Is It Big or Is It Little? New Review
Claudia Rueda (2013) , under 40 pages
Audience: Toddlers, Preschool
Category: Concept, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)

This is a must read for a young child with lots of questions. A little mouse and a big cat romp through this book of opposites sharing concepts like light and heavy, big and little, long and short. The surprise ending will invite the reader back for multiple viewings. Simple colors of orange, black, white, and gray give motion to the chase between the story’s two main characters.

Reviewed by: Emily / ImaginOn

Book cover Stripes of All Types New Review
Susan Stockdale (2013) , under 40 pages
Audience: Toddlers, Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Concept, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)

Why do so many animals in so many habitats have stripes? Some use them to hide so they can hunt their prey, some use stripes so the hunters can`t find them, and some use them to communicate. There are even animal stripes that we still don`t understand. This nonfiction picture book wonderfully shows the many stripes in the animal world and describes them with rhyming text. A matching game at the back of the book challenges you to name the striped animals you`ve seen. This is a book you will read again and again.

Reviewed by: Kristi / Mountain Island Library

Book cover What Will Hatch? New Review
Jennifer Ward (2013) , 40-80 pages
Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani
Audience: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Category: Concept, Read Aloud

Full of squishy, jiggly, and wiggly things, this book will have you guessing…what will hatch? What animal will hatch from under their daddy’s feet? Who lays their eggs in the dirt? The clues will lead children to wonder— what could it be? The soft and inviting illustrations are modern and fun. The pages have peep-through holes that will have kids wanting to flip the page! This book will lead to great conversations between parents and children as they explore what will hatch. Simple text allows everyone to be engaged throughout each clever page.

Reviewed by: Maeve / University City Regional Library

Book cover A Home for Bird
Philip C. Stead (2012) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Philip C. Stead
Audience: Toddlers, Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade), Adult/Parent
Category: Concept, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)

Have you ever been lost? Has a friend ever helped you find your way back home? While Vernon the toad was out foraging for interesting things, he found a new friend, Bird. He was a small blue bird who was curiously silent. Vernon introduced Bird to Skunk and Porcupine. Then he showed Bird the river and the forest. They went foraging together and cloud watching too. Bird stayed silent. Vernon was worried that Bird was not happy. Skunk and Porcupine suggested that maybe Bird is lost and misses his home. So Vernon and Bird set off on a journey to find Bird’s home. Do they find it? Is Bird finally happy? Will Bird ever speak?

Reviewed by: Julie / Mountain Island Library
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