Little Quack – REVIEW

5 out of 5 stars

Little Quack by Lauren Thompson book cover - Small yellow duckling peeking in between cattail leaves

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Synopsis

Little Quack’s brothers and sisters splish, splash, and splosh their way into the pond behind their mama. Will he join his family? Count along and find out in the new Classic Board Book edition of this popular story.

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Review

Little Quack by Lauren Thompson & Derek Anderson (illus.) is the first book Ms. Thompson ever wrote about Little Quack and his brothers and sisters. There are currently four picture books and four separate board books with Little Quack in them. I really wish there were more because the whole series is adorable.

This book finds Little Quack and his siblings (Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, and Puddle) are learning how to swim in the pond they live next to for the first time. All of them are fearful at first, but one by one they gather their courage and join their Mama in the pond. It’s a great book for talking about what children might be afraid of and seeing how they can overcome their fears like Little Quack.

In all of the books, the pictures are vivid and beautiful. The prose is well-written and engaging. It’s a great series in general. There isn’t a single book that I wouldn’t recommend to friends, family, and library patrons.

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The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer – REVIEW

5 out of 5 stars

The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer book cover - board book with green background, a watering can, various flower blossoms, butterflies and a snail

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Synopsis

BabyLit® is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar’s Alison Oliver, these books are a must for every savvy parent’s nursery library.

Review

The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer by Jennifer Adams & Alison Oliver (illus.) is part of the newer series of board books called BabyLit books. I picked it up to share with my niece but I think I ended up liking it more!

I really love this board book. It introduces the baby/toddler to different types of flowers and used quotes from the book to talk about them. The colors are vivid, the pictures engaging, and the amount of text just right so the child doesn’t get bored.

It’s a great introduction to flowers and nature for babies/toddlers.

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