Make salmon splash and bear cubs bustle with each push of a durable novelty element in this sweet and interactive morning read-aloud.
When you wake up in the morning, playful animals are starting their day! Push and pull the sturdy tabs to make dragonflies dance and bear cubs bustle in this sweet, interactive tale of morning-time fun.
A charming and interactive bedtime read-aloud, young children will delight in moving the durable novelty elements, making the illustrations transform through their efforts.
FOR FANS OF BARNYARD DANCE!: With rollicking rhyme and dancing animals, this book is perfect for anyone who loves Sandra Boynton's Barnyard Dance!
GOOD MORNING READ-ALOUD: Every day is a dance! Perfect for any hour of the day, this celebration of daytime animal fun could also be incorporated in to morning routines. The last lines are an inspiring invitation: "Each animal romps in their favorite way. What will you go do today?"
BONDING & LEARNING: Interactive novelty elements create opportunities for interacting with the book, and with one another, in new and sweet ways. While promoting parent-child bonding, the interactive elements also help the youngest readers learn hand-eye coordination and cause-and-effect as they see how their actions impact the illustrations.
CUDDLY CREATURES: Teagan White's cutest of animals are irresistible.
Perfect for: parents, gift-givers, and fans of interactive books
By Serena Gingold Allen
illustrated by Teagan White
"This fanciful depiction of anthropomorphic critters who play across their sun-warmed world are paired with Allen's rhymes. Author and illustrator are evenly matched in this presentation with a piccolo-playing ladybug, and hand-in-hand animals living together in an idyllic environment. As poetry, this offering finds worth because the rhythm could be used to excite young children to participate in a planned movement time: "Rabbits revel as they nibble and chew. Marmots mambo through the morning dew." Unfortunately, this will only survive in hands-off story hour settings; the pull tabs may not withstand the excitement of small children eager to see what happens. VERDICT This charming excursion in fantasy may not last long in library settings unless it's only brought out for story time."—Nancy Call