Monday, April 6, 2009

Children's Book Review

Ever heard of Leslie Patricelli?



She's the author of several children's books, and we got to review two of them: Higher! Higher! and Baby Happy Baby Sad.

These books are brightly illustrated, and easy for small children to read. The words are simple, yet hold kids' attention.

Most of her books star a diaper-wearing baby, and teach contrasts: in this case, what makes a baby happy, and what makes a baby sad.

In Higher! Higher! there's no limit to the imagination when you put together a little girl, a swing and her dad pushing her.

Christian immediately read the books to Cullen, who sat there through the whole thing, which doesn't happen all that often. That's part of the appeal of Patricelli's books: there aren't that many words on each page, so small kids who turn the page before you finish reading can hear an entire book.


We were already familiar with Leslie Patricelli's books, having been introduced to Yummy Yucky by my nephew Colton years ago. It has since been a favorite in our house.


Other books by Leslie Patricelli include:
  • Big Little
  • Binky
  • Blankie
  • No No Yes Yes
  • Quiet Loud
  • Yummy Yucky (one of our faves!)
  • Yes! Yes! A Box of Board Books
  • The Birthday Box

The books are available through http://www.candlewick.com/lesliepatricelli.

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