Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review: Lift the Flap and Learn Animal Babies

Animal Babies: Lift the Flap and LearnLift the Flap and Learn Animal Babies

Publisher description:
Animal Babies
Written by: Pascale H├ędelin
Illustrated by: St├ęphanie Herrbach

Animal Babies is an interactive book about the birth and growth of animals that both entertains and teaches young readers.

Touch an alligator’s skin or peek at what a bear cub noshes on by lifting flaps, or pull a tab to help a mother giraffe have her baby. Age-appropriate bites of text cover how animal babies are born, how they fit into their families, what they eat, and neat facts about their day-to-day lives.

Featuring a giant pullout poster (4'6" x 3') with life-size images of baby animals in the African savanna, Animal Babies is perfect for curious children dipping their toes into this fascinating topic for the first time!
When I could finally tear the Bibliophile away from Human Body, we started on Animal Babies, and he really likes this one too.  Here is our quick Q and A about it.

Interview/Review from the Bibliophile (age 3 years, 5 months)

Do you like this book?
Yes.

What do you like about it?
I like the erasers.

What erasers?
The ones with the sea turtles on them. [Mama note: a page contains an i-spy sort of plastic window with sand that, when shaken, reveals some paper sea turtles.  I have no idea why he called them erasers.]

Did you learn anything from this book?
I learned that it has tabs.

Did you learn anything about animals?
[He opens the book and points.]  I remember that someone is crouching in the grass; the lion is.

What's your favorite part of the book?
I like learning new things.

Do you think other boys and girls would like this book?
Yes, I do.

Is it a stinker or a keeper?
It's a keeper!

I like finding this topic (animal babies) and style (lift the flap / tabs) in a book geared for an older child (publisher site says age 4 and up).  It is common to find lift the flap baby books about animals (Open the Barn Door, Dear Zoo, etc.), but this is a much larger book - 38 pages - and packed with information.  You can see a small image of a couple of the pages here, to get a general idea, although I think the text is too small to read there.  If you get a hold of the book - which we recommend you do! -  come back and let us know what you think!

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3 comments:

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Oh, this is cute! We're learning about the way people and animals grow, this month, at school and this might be right for the job!

MaryAnne said...

Sounds like a neat book!

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Oh, I LOVE the input. I'll run this by my own little guy who is only a few months younger than yours. Neat!