This might be (as suggested by another reviewer) a cute book for a baby shower but it didn't rate highly with my 3 and 5 year olds.
First it didn't have a story, and second, 3 and 5 year olds are not as attracted by 'cute' pictures as older children and adults. We looked at the book once and then put it in the 'back to the library' stack.
It might be better for older babies and toddlers who could learn something about identifying fruit, but there is plenty of competition that will keep their attention longer.
Two Stars. Cute concept, but it didn't make the cut to become a permanent member of our bookshelves. There are just too many other better choices (ones with a story or educational value) on which to spend our money.
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Pam Tee (Pam_Tee)
Nov 24, 2008
Oct 11, 2012 10:44 AM UTC
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Imagine a lamb with a cauliflower body. A baby mouse made of radishes. A yellow-pepper bunny and a lemon bear cub. Yes, Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers--the creators ofHow Are You Peeling?,Dog Food, and more--are back, this time constructing baby animals out of fruits and vegetables. Each page features a crisp photograph of an adorable baby creature creatively crafted from produce, contrasted with a bold, solid-color backdrop, and identified by name (puppy, kitten, baby alligator, etc.). Children will learn the unusual names of various baby animals (kangaroo joey, seal pup, spiderling, owlet) while they're giggling at the notion of an onion kitten or potato duckling. You'd have to be made of a very hard vegetable indeed to deny the charms of a tiny peanut owl or a kiwi monkey. Irresistible! (Baby to preschool)--Karin Snelson