My Picture Book of Animals
(Firefly Books, Oct. 11, 2012)
A collection of endearing animals for the very young. This lovely padded book brings animals of all kinds to a child's imagination. Brilliant color photographs reveal close-up details and features of more than 80 animals: color variation in a parrot's feathers, wrinkles on a hippo's face, bunny fur so soft you could touch it. Even the tiniest creatures fill the pages: a ladybug, snails and a seahorse. Animals are shown doing what they do in real life, sleeping, eating, playing; one to a page or in multiples, creating a fun opportunity to learn how to count. Dogs, butterflies, parrots, rabbits, monkeys and other animals are shown in a variety of colors and species. There are animals that children be familiar with, but also many new discoveries: antelope, chameleon, crab, flamingo, mountain goat, stork and wild boar. There are cuddling foxes, koalas, panda bears and more. Are they siblings or friends? My Little Book of Animals is an appealing padded board book small enough for small hands. It will engage a toddler's curiosity, reveal the wonder of books, and is a perfect storytime choice.