Tough card format, perfect for babies and toddlers. What makes you feel snug? Is it being curled up in a blanket? Feeling safe in your cosy bed? Being at home? Or being given a hug? All sorts of children are compared to all sorts of animals as we look at the different things that make us feel snug.
Tough card format, perfect for babies and toddlers.
What makes you feel snug? Is it being curled up in a blanket? Feeling safe in your cosy bed? Being at home? Or being given a hug? All sorts of children are compared to all sorts of animals as we look at the different things that make us feel snug.
Some elements for a successful baby/toddler board book are here: large, colorful pictures; produced not as a board book per say, but with heavy cardboard; illustrations of other babies (multicultural at that); a rhyming text...but notice I did not say uncomplicated large colorful pictures. My eyes are drawn to the purple blanket in the drawing of the babies asleep in the basket. It took a few readings before I saw that there are faces in the picture. Successful baby/toddler books include illustrations of familiar, day-to-day objects. Birds, yes. Moles, I don't think so. Green peas are not the vegetable of choice to my young acquaintances. I can certainly see sitting a child on my lap and "snuggling" to physically convey the intended essence of this book. I cannot see using this at baby storytime, although the sizes of the illustrations are perfect for an audience. I wish the illustration of the father "snuggling" the baby was a double spread like the one of the mother. For collections with money to spare. Reviewer: Kimberlin A. Hurson
Diverse children demonstrate joy in security. With satisfying stretches and snuggles, toddlers cuddle pets, clothing and one another. Brief phrases set up natural page turns, while a buoyant conclusion gathers it all together. "As snug as a fox / in hand-knitted socks, // As snug as a cat / curled up on a mat. // As snug as a hug… // A hug is SO snug!" The adorable tots, with no temper tantrum in sight, interact with people and the natural world through the ebb and flow of the seasons. Their distinct senses of style convey individual personalities; youngsters don colorful knit hats, and a polka-dotted pink wheelchair adds pizzazz. Quiet watercolors calm, while dark, colored swirls add interest to mixed-media scenes. Squiggly lines and tissue-paper patches add depth through textured layers. A comforting celebration in an oversized format. (Board book. 1-3)