Sunday, April 05, 2009

Leslie Patricelli Makes My Babys Happy!

I was recently given the opportunity to review two books by the children's author and illustrator Leslie Patricelli. The two books we received were Higher!Higher! and Baby Happy Baby Sad.

I can't even begin to tell you the excitement in our house when the UPS man dropped off these books! Before I even had a chance to look at the books, Alex, Olivia and Gracie were begging to have a turn looking at them. So we all sat on the kitchen floor and looked at them together.

The illustrations definitely appealed to the kids right away. The bright colors and wonderful facial expressions grabbed their attention. They each took turns pointing out different things and laughing together.

While they would have been perfectly content to just look at the pictures, I decided that right then was as good a time as any to read the books together. And I really do mean together. After the first few pages, they were all able to "read" along with me. I loved seeing them so engaged and having such a good time.

I think the thing that I like most about Higher!Higher! and Baby Happy Baby Sad is that at 4 and 3, Alex and Olivia grasped the concept of the books instantly and were then able to read them to themselves, each other, and to Gracie. Now we just need to go buy one more book so that all 3 of them can have their own book to read at bedtime every night.

About The Author:

Leslie Patricelli is the author and illustrator of a delightful series (seven altogether) of bright and engaging children's board books and full-length picture books. Leslie's unique and engaging artwork is always bright and accessible. All of her book star a diaper-clad baby giving a fresh take on everyday activities. The seven books by Leslie Patricelli are:
  • Binky, Blankie
  • BIG Little
  • Quiet LOUD
  • Yummy, YUCKY
  • The Birthday Box
  • Baby Happy Baby Sad
  • Higher! Higher!
You can find out more about these 7 books by visiting the Candlewick website. If you have childdren between the ages of 2 and 5, I definitely recommend you go check them out right now!


Anonymous,  9:05 AM  

I just looked for these on our library site, and according to them Binky and Blankie are separate books. There is also one more called No, No, Yes, Yes -making the total 9.

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