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Publisher: Playmore, Inc., Publishers and Waldman Publishing Corp.,

Material: board book

Summary: No story but engaging pictures of baby animals. This is a simple book with bright pictures of various baby animals engaged in their daily activities (e.g., a monkey eating a banana).

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 3; read yourself: 4 to 6

Interest Level: 0 to 3

Age of Child: Started reading with 1-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: It is a favorite and is taken off the shelf at least a couple of times a week to look at both alone and with parents.

Adult Reader Reaction: Fun to look at with toddler—lots of flowers and foliage in the picture and the baby animals are in active poses, offering opportunities for broader object identification.

Pros: Bright active pictures—doesn’t require adult presence or imagination.

Cons: The pictures speak for themselves…if you're looking for a story, this won't offer what you want.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow it. It's out of print.

If You Liked This Book, Try: IN THE KITCHEN (Learning Center Emergent Reader Series)   I SPY AT THE ZOO  

Educational Themes: There are opportunities to teach young reader about animals, trees, flowers, eating, etc.

Notes: We searched major booksellers and could not find this one.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - animals, picture book, nature

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2003

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