In this illustrated board book, the onomatopoeic sounds of animals are set in rhyming pairs to produce a fun, cacophonous reading experience.
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 Because once in a while I like to include a peculiar book. First off, you have this beautiful linocut art, which just doesn’t come up all that often in board books. The animals here are put into sound-alike pairs. I can describe it no better than Kirkus who said, “Infused with an unsettling energy, this might make for a raucous read-aloud with carefully chosen audiences.”
–Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8 Production (An SLJ blog) , December 1, 2018