Saturday, December 3, 2011
It's a Little Book
It's a Little Book is Left Bank Books' holiday pick for Best Book for Babies.
The little brother of Lane Smith's It's a Book, this charming board book teaches babies the very basics of reading: How to recognize a book. The donkey experiments with all sorts of potential uses for this object he has found. Is it a computer for e-mailing? Should he make it a beak to aid his duck impression? After he's exhausted all his options, the monkey informs him that this is, in fact, a book. It's for reading. This smaller version works perfectly to imitate the donkey's attempts to make sense of things, and the cardboard pages won't get damaged nearly as easily. This is a great introduction for the very earliest of readers, using adorable illustrations and comic situations to create interest in physical books.
It's a Little Book is published by Roaring Brook Press and retails for $7.99. I read my copy by picking it up from the shelves for a few minutes. You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!