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Author: Courtney Dicmas

Illustrator: Courtney Dicmas

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Publisher: Child's Play International, 2014

Material: board book

Summary: What do animal babies like to play? This book shows animals and their babies waiting to come home to play and the different ways that they can play. This is a larger-than-most board book that introduces young readers to animal playtime.

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

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 7

Interest Level: 1 to 3

Age of Child: Read with a one-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: I picked out this book, but my son also asked us to read it again. He enjoyed acting out the different types of fun the babies were having with their parents.

Adult Reader Reaction: I wasn't surprised that he would like Wild! Playtime. I enjoyed the sweet pictures and the activities the babies were doing with their parents.

Pros: Great illustrations encourage play with their children.

Cons: There isn't a lot of meat to the book.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is an enjoyable book that would be fun to read several times.I'd also recommend Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley-Both of my children and I love this book. It has lots of actions that everyone can act out and is more indepth and silly.

If You Liked This Book, Try: Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley ANIMALS GO   CREATURE ABC   PEEK-A-ZOO

Educational Themes: Introduce animal babies by their names and let the book guide you to playing with your toddler.

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: Nonfiction - picture book, animals

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2015

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews or reader feedback found at the time of this review.


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