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Author: Hannah Wood

Illustrator: Hannah Wood

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Publisher: Tiger Tales, an Imprint of ME Media,

Material: board book

Summary: This is a collection of common toddler action rhymes, such as This Little Piggy and The Itsy Bitsy Spider. Illustrated with bright pastels and depicts animals and little children as the characters in each of the rhymes. This is a board-book version of some well-known, much-loved nursery rhymes.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together 0 to 4; read yourself: 4 to 6

Interest Level: 0 to 4

Age of Child: Read with boys ages 1 and 3.

Young Reader Reaction: My sons loved this book because the rhymes are very interactive, and got me really engaged with my child. There was a bit of finger play and tickling involved, which is always a fun time for us!

Adult Reader Reaction: I loved the book. Whether or not you know the rhymes, this book is a great medium for performing these rhymes with your child.

Pros: Sweet, soft, fun pictures of familiar Rhymes and finger plays that are good for both new moms and seasoned moms.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. A good book to be loved with your child, then passed on to the next child in yours or another family.

If You Liked This Book, Try: WIGGLE AND MOVE (Baby Gym Series)   TOUCH AND TICKLE (Baby Gym Series)   ANIMAL EXERCISES; POEMS TO KEEP FIT

Educational Themes: The rhyming makes language fun, and everyone can practice finger dexterity (through the finger plays, if you know the movements).

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, rhyme, poetry

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2011

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