Wednesday 6 April 2016

It’s a little baby

It’s a little baby by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Rebecca Cob (Pan Macmillan)
HC RRP $ 14.99
ISBN 9781447251811

Reviewed by Ramona Davey

A while back I reviewed What The Ladybird Heard Next by Julia Donaldson and loved it. So I jumped at the chance to review another book by this super author.

Julia Donaldson is a master at rhyme and It’s a little baby is another example of her talent. Each page of this board book starts with the words, “Somebody’s hiding. I wonder who.” The repeated phrase will fill the reader with anticipation and encourage them to make their own predictions.

They will have great fun lifting the flap to find a baby behind a pile of washing or hidden in the grass and see what they are doing. They may be waving, peeping or dancing for you. The rhyming text longs to be acted out.

Rebecca Cobb has illustrated the book in a wonderful child-like fashion with a soft and gentle colour palette using watercolour paints and pencil crayons. Apart from trying to find the baby, there are also lots of animals to spot and other little details typical of a toddler’s life.

This is the perfect book for toddlers who love to sing and dance.

If you want to find out how the tune goes for the song you can follow the directions on the back of the book.

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