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"A smaller percentage of 17 year olds saw adults reading in their homes in 1999 than in 1984."
Summary: One baby after another does different things ... counting up to ten. Whether they are spinning, bouncing, or just wiggling these are beautiful pictures with big happy baby faces. This is a counting book for toddlers.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 7
Interest Level: 2 to 4
Age of Child: Read with a 2-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son picked this book out at the library. He laughed and smiled at each page. It was fun to see him make faces back at the pictures in the book.
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked the cute pictures and the babies' activities. Some of them are funny. I was glad my son liked it and was surprised how much he laughed!
Pros: Cute pictures and simple counting combine so toddlers can see themselves in a book. This is an easy book for keeping their attention.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. Although it was cute he was bored with the book after a few readings
Educational Themes: This is a book that young children will want to explore on their own. Toddlers will see themselves in the babies, and you can recreate the described activities with your child. Use the faces to name body parts. It's an easy way to introduce counting for rising preschoolers, too.