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Summary: Simple cut outs and a geometric pattern on every other page present animals and common objects. When the reader turns the cutout page, the perspective changes on what is in the picture. This is a board book that uses cut-outs and lift-the-flap pages to engage young readers.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 3; read yourself: 4 to 6
Interest Level: 1 to 4
Age of Child: Read with a 1-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son enjoyed the pictures. He was intrigued by the geometric patterns and wanted to touch all the cut out pages. He also enjoyed pointing out the pictures that he knew, like the kitty. He asked to read this several times.
Adult Reader Reaction: I wasn't sure how my son would react to this book, but he obviously enjoyed it. It was simple and pleasant to read. I enjoyed the bright colors.
Pros: Pleasant cutouts and patterns engage young readers. There are plenty of items for children to point out and name.
Cons: If you are looking for a story, this isn't your book.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is an enjoyable read and it would definitely recommend checking it out of the library.
Educational Themes: This is not a story book. Share this book to explore visual patterns and perspectives. You can also use it to identify different animals and colors.
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.