Children’s Picture Books Reviews

Dot And Dash Play Together
Dot And Dash Play Together by Emma Dodd

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dot is a little dog with spots, and Dash is a kitten with stripes, and the two friends find a lot to do when they go out to play with their friends. They swing and slide and skate and see-saw the whole afternoon!

An adorable picture book with pull tabs and pop-ups and little windows that open. I loved stuff like that when I was a kid, amazed that a simple piece of paper in a book could magically move and enhance the story.

Dot and Dash are sweet characters, and the colorful pictures show all the bright fun in the outdoors on a sunny day. The animal friends (elephant, mouse, and giraffe) that come out to play add another layer of interest to the story.
I love how clean and bright the artwork is!

This would be the perfect book to read aloud to a child 3-5 years old. Old enough not to destroy the pull tabs and pop ups, but young enough to enjoy the simple story.


One Little Penguin and His Friends: A counting board bookOne Little Penguin and His Friends: A counting board book by The Top That Team

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A cute little board book for counting Artic animals! This one would be fun to read aloud to a child learning their numbers, because the book asks questions of the reader. (“Who is swimming in the ocean?” and the answer is 10 whales, etc…) Since the book is full of animals, the child is also learning types of artic animals; seals, polar bears, artic fox, reindeer, artic hares, puffins, orca, etc…)

The illustrations are colorful and with backgrounds of wintery snow and ice for the animals, and at the end is one little Eskimo in an igloo! That little surprise ending was so charming and cute! After all the animals, there’s one Eskimo child in the middle of this frozen wonderland.

I’m not sure why the title only mentions Penguins. It makes it sound like one particular penguin is the main character or something, but penguins are NOT mentioned once in the entire book!!

 

Love is You & Me.
 Love is You & Me. by Monica Sheehan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This sweet little board book, told in rhyme, is all about what love means, what it looks like, and how it works. With adorable illustrations of a dog and mouse who care about each other and express their friendship and love, this book is perfect for a parent to read aloud to their child, or even for a gift to any loved one.

Love is smiling together. Love is fun and free. Love holds us together. Love makes us belong. Love wipes away tears. Love means sharing. The book tells these and many more with colorful pictures and rhymes that trip off the tongue.

The pictures are lovely, some are a little bittersweet, and some are so funny they made me laugh! I love the art style and the expressions of the dog and mouse. They really captured my attention and made me look closely.

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