Thursday, April 16, 2009

Review: a couple of baby books

Here are a couple of board books we read awhile back but never got around to posting about. I hope to have some Earth Day related book reviews posted in the next day or two.

Peek-A-Boo! (Board book), by Roberta Grobel Intrater. A short board book featuring a number of photographs of babies, with labels like "pouting," "yelling," and "laughing." This was a freebie courtesy of Reach Out and Read at his 9 month check-up.

Bookworm's interest at under 12 months: He has always enjoyed seeing the babies.

Quiet Loud (Leslie Patricelli board books) (Board book), by Leslie Patricelli. Another opposites book in Leslie Patricelli's fun format -- a two-page spread per opposite, with a baby demonstrating. As the title suggests, this one focuses on contrasting quiet and loud things and activities.


"Crayons are quiet./Pots and pans are loud. BOOM BAM"

Bookworm's interest at 14 months: He seems to quite like it. Sometimes the cover will make him shake his head "no," but if I open the book up, he then wants to read it.

See all of our board book reviews here.


theHealthAdvocate said...

What an awesome endeavor you have here. Much richer than simply a mom's bragg book of photo's or a scrapbook of baby's first years. This will be such a resource to your child later on to learn what life was like as a baby. Of course, you know that most significant brain development occurs between birth and three years of age. I teach and think you might find the presentation, Multiple Intelligences at ( interesting. If you determine your child's learning style before pre-K begins, those school years will be a breeze. Keep up the good work you are doing here.

I came across a comment you left at ProBlogger's 31DBBB challenge so I clicked over here to check you out. See you in the 31DBBB forum.

SkylarKD said...

I love Leslie Patricelli's books. We have "Yummy Yucky" and "Quiet Loud", and even though C now likes long storybooks, she still likes to flip through those ones. said...

You have a lovely blog! Have you come across ours? Our boys are a little bit older than bibliophile but we have been blogging about their reading interests since they were very little too...