The Children’s Book Review | February 27, 2018
3 New Release Board Books
The 3 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of February 2018. Ready. Set. Read!
Written by David Martin
Illustrated by David M. Walker
Publisher’s Synopsis: What has more play potential than a rainy day? Peep and Ducky return in a splashy story that begs to be read aloud.
When Peep visits Ducky on a rainy day, the little pals have no trouble finding things to do. Inside, there is a tent to build and a pillow fight to be had. And outside, with the help of galoshes and umbrella, it’s fun to captain a boat—until a whoosh of wind and a clap of thunder sends them running back in! Perfectly tuned to a toddler sensibility, this exuberant tale will enchant both listener and reader.
Ages 1-3 | Publisher: Candlewick | February 13, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0763695231
Written by DK
Publisher’s Synopsis: A simple and fun introduction to beginner science, covering the themes of weather, temperature, plant life, and the animal kingdom.
Winter, spring, summer, and fall are each represented by a vibrant outdoor scene revealing seasonal changes, from ponds freezing over, to baby birds leaving their nests for the first time. And with changes in weather come new things to try: it’s windy enough to fly a kite and spin pinwheels; it’s rainy enough to splash in puddles, use an umbrella, and search for worms; it’s snowy enough to build a snowman, go sledding, and drink hot chocolate. But is it warm enough for ice cream? When we reach the bright sun of the summer spread, we hear the answer: Yes it is!
Ages 2-5 | Publisher: DK Children | February 13, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1465467867
Written by Rina Singh
Publisher’s Synopsis: Experience Holi with every color of the rainbow! This Hindu celebration known as the festival of colors and the festival of love signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. A time to laugh, play, visit friends and get messy! Little ones will love exploring the colors of Holi through the vibrant photographs and Singh’s playful rhymes in this brilliant concept book.
Ages 1-3 | Publisher: Orca Book Publishers | February 13, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1459818491
*Header image from Peep and Ducky Rainy Day, written by David Martin and illustrated by David M. Walker (Candlewick, 2018)