Mommies and Babies

Mommies and Babies

by Simms Taback, Blue Apple Staff
     
 

Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, Simms Taback's bright colors and bold illustrations bring a fresh look to thisbeginning concept board book.

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Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, Simms Taback's bright colors and bold illustrations bring a fresh look to thisbeginning concept board book.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Learn about animals and the names of baby animals in this board book that will fit comfortably in little hands. A colorful hen is shown with her chicks on the first spread, then a pig and piglets, followed by a mother duck and her ducklings. There is a goat and its kid, a cow and calf, sheep and lamb, cat and kitten, rabbit and bunny (?) and owl and owlet. For the most part these are animals that would be found on a farm or in a rural area. The obvious dog is missing and the real name for a baby rabbit is a kit. Along with the animals and babies other critters appear in the scenes and clever parents and caregivers could extend the book by asking their charges to find the snail, mouse, butterfly, bird and more. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
A wee (4" X 4") trim contains this partially successful introduction to farm animals and their young. Chickens, pigs, ducks, goats and more are all presented in the author's trademark naive lineandcolor style against mostly white backgrounds with just enough scenery to provide context. This is, regrettably, not one of his stronger efforts. The ducklings' outstretched wings look rather like spiny reptilian sails, and both owl and owlet look downright angry. Moreover, the author misses some opportunities with his vocabulary, using genderspecific language for the "hen" and the "cow" but eschewing it in the case of the sow, the nanny goat and the ewe. Possibly even more troubling for zoological sticklers is the usage of "bunny" for kit. Taback's other spring 2010 books, Zoom (9781609050078) and 4 5 6 (9781609050061), are both superior. (Board book. 12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609050054
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
Publication date:
02/24/2010
Pages:
18
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 4.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Simms Taback won the Caldecott Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat and a Caldecott Honor Award for There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly. He has also produced award-winning titles for Blue Apple, such as Simms Taback's Safari Animals (a 2008 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner), Peek-a-Boo Who? (a 2006 Scholastic Parent & Child Best Book of the Year), and Simms Taback's Big Book of Words (a 2004 Child Best Book of the Year, 2004 Parenting Book of the Year, and 2004 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner).

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