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.

Excerpt:

"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.

3 comments:

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 (http://www.slideshare.net/theHealthAdvocate) 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.

katie@weheartbooks.com 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...