Flip, Flap, Fly!: A Book for Babies Everywhereby Phyllis Root, David Walker
Little readers are invited to join these baby animals as they fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their mamas. But what these babies like best, of course, is spotting other baby animals! With the buoyant rhythms/b>
Infectious rhymes, sunny illustrations, and an array of baby animals make an irresistible page-turner for the youngest of listeners.
Little readers are invited to join these baby animals as they fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their mamas. But what these babies like best, of course, is spotting other baby animals! With the buoyant rhythms of Phyllis Root and David Walker’s cheerful illustrations, here is a guaranteed favorite for babies and toddlers, who will love shouting out the rhyming word sure to come on the next spread.
From the Hardcover edition.
Despite the subtitle, this book is not just for babies. It's a charming and entertaining easy reader as well. The acrylic illustrations are done in a pastel, springtime palette with soft edges that give the animals and their scenery a happy and safe feeling. The book opens with mother bird teaching her baby to fly "...in the blue, blue sky,/where the wind blows whish ./'Look!' cheeps the baby bird./'I see a.../FISH!'" The fish sees a baby snake, the snake sees an otter, and so on. At the end, a baby mouse spots a human child, and all of the youngsters gather around a pond as the toddler exclaims, "Babies everywhere!" This is a sweet book that has a rhythm reminiscent of "Over in the Meadow." The text flows easily from scene to scene, and as each baby is discovered, children can call out the rhyming name, which adds to the level of interaction.-Kate Neff, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL
- Candlewick Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.34(w) x 5.76(h) x 0.68(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 Months to 3 Years
Meet the Author
Phyllis Root is the author of more than thirty books for children, including LOOKING FOR A MOOSE, OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY, and the BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD—winning BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD. She lives in Minneapolis.
David Walker is the illustrator of several children’s books, including DOMINO by Claire Masurel. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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I have four children, ages 4, 3, 3, and 1, and they all adore this book. The rhythm of the book is great, and my four-year-old, in a few readings, could 'read' it, himself. My toddler, though, goes nuts over this book, and is now pointing to pictures, naming the animals, and asking for it by name. Beautiful illustrations and adorable story. A must-have!
I love the 'musicality' of the storyline in this book. Our 2 year old toddler loves identifying the animals and trying to work out which character is coming next. Because of her age we've had to cut down the amount we actually sing out loud as she gets impatient to turn the page - but that will change as she gets older. We've found this to be a great bedtime book and the pictures are gorgeous.
My little boy loves, loves, LOVES this vastly underrated book! This is the book he always picks. We frequently have to hide the book, because our son wants us to read it to him over and over again. The soft pastel illustrations are gorgeous. The sweet rhyme is all momma animals teaching their babies how to fly, swim, etc. I really like how the text points out different colors, too. Towards the end, a human momma kisses her son… and my son always kisses me! So sweet! :)
One of our most favorite books! It's so catchy that I know it by heart. Our favorite page is when the Mama kisses the baby child. My son turns to me anticipating the kisses coming his way every time. So sweet!
My son loves this book! I am so glad that I saw it in a store and picked it up. This is is favorite book and just me starting to recite the book gets his attention and he wants me to finish the story. It is such a sweet little book! I would love a similar version where Daddies help their little ones.
My 17 month old loves this book! He brings it to me daily to read. We have to read it at least 4 times each sitting. It's such a sweet and fun book that I don't mind the repition at all. I'm sometimes ready to read it again when he's ready for the next book. A definite must to add to your child's library.
This is my 10 month old son's favorite book :) He makes me read it over and over again...I don't mind because it is so darn sweet! Enjoy!