"Where are the baby polar bears? / The baby polar bears are rolling in the snow."
Bookworm's interest at 18 months: This is a big favorite this week, almost eclipsingRichard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever, which is holding strong. He loves pointing proudly at the hiding animals, smiling a big smile when you congratulate him at finding it. He stands up and does a little jig when the text explains that the dolphins are "jumping." He also sometimes does the same thing for the elephant, which is "trumpeting," so he must feel that sounds a bit like jumping. We also get a cuddle whenever he sees the polar bears rolling together (arms around each other). He's so cute when he reads this one that I keep meaning to video record it.
"The green beans grow on the vine. / I pick them and eat them!"
Bookworm's interest at 18 months: A special spread at the end labels all of the fruits and vegetables. Our son loves these kinds of "review" pages at the end of books. He likes to be quizzed. He's far more interested in the animals book than this one, but he is also not much of an eater.