This striking board book introduces the extraordinary patterns displayed in living things by featuring nine dotted, striped, or squiggly sea creatures.
I love that we always kick off the 31 lists with board books. What could be cheerier or more inspiring? This year, I’m adding in a selection of pop-up books for spice. And, since board books don’t always skew young, I split this list into two separate categories; one for babies and one for toddlers. 2018 Board Books: For Toddlers I give extra points for cleverness. This is a concept book that goes beyond its concept. I like very much using sea creatures as a way to convey the ideas of dots, stripes, and squiggles. There’s great grace in how Tuttle and Nerlove tackle their subject here.
–Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8 Production (An SLJ blog) , December 1, 2018