Seashore is filled with vibrant illustrations that entice finger-wiggling toddlers to explore this sturdy board book. Equipped with strategically placed finger holes, readers' fingers enliven the picture. Seashore depicts the beach creatures: penguins, octopus, sea gulls, etc. An engaging and interactive book for active toddlers. Also in the series is Garden.
This board book is full of holes. "Fingerwiggle Board Books" come with lots of cleverly designed holes that become openings for puppetry fun. These intentional holes are openings for fingers to make fun. Parent fingers will probably be primary puppets for very young babies, but it won't take long before little toddler fingers find their way into these enticing holes. Fingers become claws as "shrimp scuttles," fins as "fish swims" and tusks as "penguin flaps." Whether you're planning for beach or zoo, babies will delight in the way you bring the creatures alive. Toddlers will want to do it themselves, diving into the imaginative fun of the seashore.
PreSWhile the idea behind these board books with die-cut holes for toddlers' fingers to poke through is an appealing one, these titles are less than successful. There is little feeling of movement conveyed in the static, often garishly colored illustrations of animals, fish, and insects. Fingerwiggling through the holes against such artwork is not enough to carry the concept. Although the language is appropriate to the creatures depictedbee buzzes, sea gull soars, and so forththe books are additional at best.Emily Kutler, Summit Free Public Library, NJ