Category: DK Publishing

Old Mac Donald Had a Farm (DK Publishing)

By , September 26, 2007 9:47 pm

This is such a cute book! DK books always have wonderful photographs and this one is no exception.

The text is basically a recitation of the children’s song “Old Mac Donald Had a Farm.” The adorable photos are what really make the book so enchanting. Each image features a farm scene composed of cute little felt toys.

My 20 month-old loves this book. She likes pointing to the animals and telling me what noise they make. This is a large-format board book so it is quite sturdy. An important (but often overlooked) plus for a book geared towards babies.

My Big Book Of Everything (Roger Priddy, DK Publishing)

By , April 1, 2007 3:24 pm

I discovered this book at Chinaberry about five years ago, when my oldest daughter was one. She LOVED it, then my son LOVED it, in fact this book was starting to be loved to pieces.

Just as my youngest daughter is getting to the age where books are of interest, I was fortunate enough recently to find a brand new hardcover copy of it in our grocery store bargain book bin for about $5.00! I snapped it up and now we have a nice new copy for the baby.

Like all DK books, the photos are simple and colorful. This book is arranged into 33 chapters such as “Around The Home,” “Clothes,” “Noises,” “Me And My Body.” Each chapter consists of one or two pages of many fascinating photos related to that topic, each with a one word caption.

The pictures in this book promise hours of investigation and learning opportunities for many ages. Little ones like looking at the pictures while being told what it is. Older children might try to read the accompanying word.

I am looking forward to watching a third child thoroughly enjoy every picture in this book!

Baby Faces (DK Publishing)

By , March 1, 2007 2:46 pm

Babies love faces and my babies have all loved this simple board book.

Each of the 16 pages has a different baby with a different expression. Underneath the full-page photo is a one word caption describing the baby (“happy,” “sad,” “laughing,” etc.).

Hint: Toddlers think it is the height of hilarity if Mom or Dad imitates the babies’ expressions while reading aloud (just don’t let anyone else see you!).

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