Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's a Little Book

What is this thing I'm holding?  What does it do?  How do I use it?  Why, it's a book!  You read it!

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!

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