Jojo's First Word Bookby Xavier Deneux
Meet Jojo, the irresistible young bunny who's every toddler's best friend and the star of this friendly and reassuring first word book! Together with his sister Lulu, Jojo explores scenes of daily life familiar to every child, from mealtime to playtime to bedtime. Cheerful tabs help guide little hands and minds as Jojo shares such first experiences as crossing the… See more details below
Meet Jojo, the irresistible young bunny who's every toddler's best friend and the star of this friendly and reassuring first word book! Together with his sister Lulu, Jojo explores scenes of daily life familiar to every child, from mealtime to playtime to bedtime. Cheerful tabs help guide little hands and minds as Jojo shares such first experiences as crossing the street with a parent, learning to ride a bike, and visiting a beach. With almost 200 objects to spot and name and a unique, extra-sturdy format with a carrying handle, Jojo's First Word Book is just right for little ones acquiring early language skills.
This French import is an encyclopedic exploration of the world of a 2-year-old bunny named Jojo.On thinner-than-normal board pages, readers learn about Jojo and his family, Jojo's house, his neighborhood and other places he visits, and various animals. Each section is divided by a tabbed page of thick paperboard. Deneux's graphically simple and appealing cartoons on mostly white backgrounds in warm and inviting colors are the attraction here. Everyday objects are recognizable without being boring. The disjointed animal section is the least successful, and the spider and octopus as well as many insects have incorrect numbers of legs. The text, set in a difficult-to-read scriptlike type, consists of short sentences describing the scene (there is no story here) and captions just below the objects and animals. The whole package sports a thick paperboard "house" glued to the front cover, and a handle made of cord is fastened to the spine. These gimmicks undoubtedly triggered the choking-hazard symbol (indicating that the book is inappropriate for children under 3) found on the back of the book, despite the suggestion right above it that reads "Ages 18 months and up."Here's hoping Deneux can find a more developmentally appropriate package for his accessible cartoons. (Board book. 3-4)
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.30(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Months to 3 Years
Meet the Author
Xavier Deneux studied at Beaux-Arts de Paris. He has worked as a graphic artist, creating posters and decorations for various industries, and has illustrated more than forty children's books. He lives and works in Paris, France.
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