You Are My Baby: Safari Written & Illustrated by Lorena Siminovich Chronicle Books • 2013 • 10 pages Board Book ($8.99) ISBN: 978-1452106427 Ages 0-5
You Are My Baby: Farm Written & Illustrated by Lorena Siminovich Chronicle Books • 2013 • 10 pages Board Book ($8.99) ISBN: 978-1452106434 Ages 0-5
The new You Are My Baby series is an inventive style of board book that presents a small book within a larger one. On each of the pages of the larger book, an animal parent is presented lovingly looking down at the smaller book, where the turn of a page reveals the matching animal baby. The simple text is age-appropriate for babies and toddlers, and introduces early concepts such as animal names, colors, and sounds. The animals presented all smile gently, creating a soothing and sweet tone.
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Mixed-media collage illustrations make excellent use of color contrast as they blend various textures, which add to the overall appeal of the books. The sturdy, book-within-a-book design invites parent and child interaction, such as cuddling up and turning through the pages together or skipping the text altogether and using the unique structure of the books to play games matching the animal pairs. Simply delightful!
—Reviewed by Katie Cunningham, Library Professional and Blogger, ¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas!