For this, my first book review, I thought I would explain what I look for in a book. Although we’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, I think we can acknowledge that we do sometimes. I, however, do all the time. With kids books I’m all about the art, it’s what makes me pick up the book to begin with. With that said, I am not ashamed to admit that I’ve cried over a picture book because the story is so poignant.
While at the daycare, it was amazing how children would gravitate towards certain books and plop down in your lap with them so they could eagerly turn the page (whether or not you had finished reading it to them). I’ve seen a variety of simple and intricate illustrations and stories. My favorites tend to have something for adults too. Be it the art or the story, there’s a little something for everyone in a children’s book.
Today I have the simple, yet beautiful, picture book by Lizi Boyd, Big Bear Little Chair. The book is a collection of charming illustrations featuring animals with either little or big objects. A great book for practicing words and laughing over a big zebra holding a little broom or a big penguin with a tiny hat. Published by Chronicle Books in 2015, this book is recommended for ages 4 to 6, but I think children beginning to learn animals names will enjoy it too.