Giggle!

Giggle!

by Caroline Jayne Church
     
 


Cherish the laughter-filled moments of childhood with your little one in GIGGLE, a novelty sound book by Caroline Jayne Church!

With a press of a button an infectious giggle lovingly echoes through this ticklish board book, proving that laughter is, indeed, the best sound in the world. Accompanied by Caroline Jayne Church's bestselling toddlers, GIGGLE is a book

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Cherish the laughter-filled moments of childhood with your little one in GIGGLE, a novelty sound book by Caroline Jayne Church!

With a press of a button an infectious giggle lovingly echoes through this ticklish board book, proving that laughter is, indeed, the best sound in the world. Accompanied by Caroline Jayne Church's bestselling toddlers, GIGGLE is a book that will have children and parents laughing and loving out loud.

There's no greater thing to do
Than laugh and giggle here with you!

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Sarah Harrison Smith
Parents and children are equally likely to enjoy Caroline Jayne Church's adorable pictures of chubby-faced toddlers smiling, laughing and playing together…the text, only nine sentences long, is nicely written…
From the Publisher

Praise for POTTY TIME!

"The cheerful images and fun sound effect provide gentle encouragement for the potty training camp." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Praise for GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU

"A quiet depiction of self-reliant slumber." --KIRKUS

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Looking for a novelty board book that actually works? Giggle!, complete with giggle button, is it. Working around the concept of chortling, chuckling, snickering children, writer-illustrator Church has created five full-page spreads promoting bonhomie amongst toddlers. Tousled, straight, and curly/springy-haired youngsters comprising a rainbow of races fill the pages. Her plump, healthy faces come alive with only a few arched lines for eyes, noses, or smiles on the verge of busting out with uproarious laughter. In like manner, Church's seemingly simple line and watercolor-wash images, on closer inspection open to clever usage of collage effects for clothing textures. Meanwhile, on the author side, her lilting verses—"Laugh out loud/or just giggle!/Feel a tickle/in your middle!" are easy to read and repeat. Then there's that irresistible button to push...With visuals, words, and design all in sync, Giggle! is a winner among board books. Do let the kids push the battery-powered button as often as they'd like. Its battery is replaceable from the rear, with full safety instructions offered in English and French. Reviewer: Kathleen Karr
Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-09
Complete with laugh track, a bevy of toddlers enjoys playing together. Readers can press a button, accessible on every page through a die-cut hole in the book, to hear a baby's giggle that comes from a sound recording embedded in the book. In pastel colors, each single- or double-page spread shows cherubs hugging, smiling and moving in sketched cartoons against gently mottled backgrounds. While the kids appear to be of a variety of ethnicities, their skin tones are remarkably similar. Each scene is met with one or two lines of verse that start off playfully ("Laugh out loud or just giggle! / Feel a tickle in your middle!"), but the second-person point of view grows confusing; are adult readers speaking to their little ones via the text, or are the toddler characters speaking to one another? Since the battery pack for the sound mechanism takes up half of the available pages of the book, there are only really six scenes in the entire package. Little ones will enjoy pressing the button, driving adults in earshot crazy in the process, but after the battery wears out, this title will likely be a shelf-sitter. (Board book. 1-3)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545350822
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
278,146
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author


Caroline Jayne Church is a bestselling author and illustrator. Some of her bestselling titles include I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, HOW DO I LOVE YOU? by Marion Dane Bauer, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE by Jimmie Davis, and GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU. She lives in Surrey, England, but you can visit her at www.carolinejaynechurch.com.

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