Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Knopf Children's Books for June ~ Mine! and Farmyard Beat



 Knopf Young Readers - June 2012
( Edelweiss Download)

 "Sharing", especially for young toddlers is never an easy thing, and in this book, things might have turned out better had the toddler learned to willingly share his toys from the very beginning for the story. "Mine", is a delightful picture book that your preschooler will be able to read to you for a change -- there are just (2) words "mine" and "woof", but it's not about the words, it's the visual illustrations (two very young children and a dog) which make this book special.

The illustrations are in pretty pastel shades, the characters are done with digital pencil sketches that have almost an animated look to them, and their expressions are priceless.  It's a great book for even the very youngest of children. (4/5 stars)



 Knopf Young Readers - June 2012
(Edelweiss Download)

This is such a cute book for young kids to enjoy -- just probably not at bedtime!  You see in his story the animals would rather be dancing than sleeping. Beginning with chicks peeping, soon all the other barnyard animals -- sheep, cow, owl, cat and dog join in the fun; they even wake up farmer Sue. 

What is especially nice about this book are the great colorful illustration and rhythmic beat that will have your little one wanting you to read this book "over and over again". (4.5/5 stars)

You might also enjoy Dancing Feet by the same author which I reviewed earlier this year.

7 comments:

  1. Cute books and attractive covers. Lucky kids!

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  3. Thank you so much for your kind review! Much Appreciated.
    Lindsey Craig

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  4. You know, I don't take books in to review anymore but I'm thinking I might need to start with these children's books! Barnyard Beat sounds like a lot of fun. One of our favorites is Barnyard Dance by Boynton (which I now have memorized). We've been trying to learn our animal sounds at our house. ;) Thanks for sharing these Diane!

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  5. The farmyard book looks great. Claire loves music and animals, and knows all the signs for farm animals. :)

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  6. Farmyard Beat looks incredibly fun! I love dancing animals!!

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  7. Sounds like a cute way to get an important lesson across!

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