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Author: Alain Crozon

Illustrator: Alain Crozon

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Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2015

Material: hard cover

Summary: This is a silly book with an animal on each page. There are parts to the animal that can be lifted and moved. The words talk about those different movements. This is an interactive board book.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; 5 to 8

Interest Level: 2 to 5

Age of Child: Read with children ages 2 and 4.

Young Reader Reaction: Both of my kids enjoyed the moving pieces.

Adult Reader Reaction: I didn't care for this book. There wasn't much to it. I was not surprised that they liked lifting and moving the pieces but I don't think they got much from it.

Pros: Kids will have fun playing with the moving parts of All Shook Up!

Cons: This isn't a story.

Borrow or Buy: Skip. Lots of excellent books out there. Don't waste your time with one that is just not awful.

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Educational Themes: Letting kids playing with All Shook Up can help with fine motor skills. There are also opportunities to practice counseling.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, interactive learning, counting

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2016

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