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Author and Illustrator: Frank Asch
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: August 1st, 2015
This is a delightful board book that will be hilarious to share with a young child. Each page has an illustration of an animal and a sentence about that animal on it – and there is a die-cut hole where the head of the animal should be. A child can peep through the hole and pretend to be the animal whilst performing the described action associated with that creature.
Whilst simple in content it is rich in fun. The illustrations are clear, brightly coloured stylistic representations of the animals that children will quickly learn to recognise. I like the way the sentences refer to actions actually associated with the creatures, helping children learn about these. The final illustration is of a flower with its centre missing and the sentence ‘I can be anything!’ – a brilliant ending leaving this page with endless possibilities!
Overall this is a great board book to share with youngsters!
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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