One Rainy Day is a perfect book for here in Oregon. (But it's not so bad for spring-time at large, for all that!) Following the antics of a little duck who loves the rain, we learn about what is needed to play in such weather as well as learning about colors. We need: red boots, an orange umbrella, a green frog, blue puddles, etc. On each page spread we see Little Duck splashing about and having a great time in the rain, just as little children usually do. Quite cute and definitely one we're glad to add to our home collection.
Rock-a-bye Baby is not just a padded board book but also has a fuzzy bear on its front cover, inviting little hands to touch and feel. Illustrated by John Kanzler, the words will be all-too-familiar to you as the adult reader. You can choose to sing a long with the words or read them, of course. The important and fun part of this book is that you would have a babe in arms when you are making your way through it! This book would make the perfect gift for new parents and babies. Sweet. Cute. Familiar. Fun.
For toddlers, you might consider the following two titles:
Neither Commotion in the Ocean nor our next book, both illustrated by Giles Andreae and illustrated by David Wojtowycz, are new titles from Tiger Tales Books. Rather, they have been re-released as board books. (They have both been previously released as hard and paperback books in the past.)
I'm actually glad that they were released as board books because they are sturdier and therefore have a longer lifespan, as a general rule. (My children are quite gentle with books but still. It's nice to have a sturdy book!)
Commotion in the Ocean is filled with rhyming text telling about various ocean animals. For example:
The wonderful thing about dolphins
Is hearing them trying to speak.
It's not "How do you do?"
As I'd say to you.
It's more of a "Click-whistle-squeak!"
And so on and so forth from jellyfish, swordfish, octopus and the blue whale. There are plenty of sea creatures to love and learn about in this book. (If you know us, you know that we're obvious fans of this particular title.)
Rumble in the Jungle is, of course, quite similar in style, only our subject matter in this particular book is - ta da! - jungle animals! From chimpanzees to leopards and tigers, this is a fun read. My boys both took great delight in turning the pages and discovering which animals were coming up next. Lots of smiles from this book and we recommend it.
Thanks, Tiger Tales Books, for sending and allowing us to preview your Spring line-up! We love your offering and appreciated the opportunity of reading through these fun titles.