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Play and Rest, both by Elizabeth Verdick | Book Reviews

The Children’s Book Review | November 13, 2014

REST and PLAY are two delightful books for newborns through two years old. Featuring adorable pictures of babies and small toddlers, children will delight in the pictures that look just like them. The children are interacting with parents and caregivers, snuggling and playing.

Play Board Book Elizabeth VerdickPlay

By Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis

Age Range: 0-2

Board Book: 22 pages

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 978-1575424262

What to expect: Board books, baby pictures, simple text.

PLAY is a book featuring adorable little ones romping around cribs, playing in bathtubs, and playing pat-a-cake and peekaboo. The text is simplistic and rhyming, so that even the smallest children can nod along with the rhythmic pace. The pages with words also feature comforting illustrations of children and parents playing with toys and doing activities.

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Rest Board Book BedtimeRest

By Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis

Age Range: 0-2

Board Book: 22 pages

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 978-1575424279

What to expect: Board books, baby pictures, simple text.

REST is an excellent book to read before nap or bedtime. The photos feature babies sleeping, yawning, stretching and snuggling. This is a great illustrative guide for toddlers, especially, who don’t think they need to go to bed. This book also features a rhyming story and clever illustrations.

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I appreciated that the pictures were of real families, mommy’s, daddy’s and others of all ages and races. It was so nice to read a book that really covered the spectrum of families, and how we all love and play and rest with babies the same.

Also, each book features a parent and caregiver guide at the end. These books would make an excellent gift for new parents, who will love the tips and tricks for playing with babies, and more importantly, how to get them to sleep! Highly recommended for new parents, new adoptive parents, foster parents and other special family relationships.

REST and PLAY, by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis, were reviewed by Denise Mealy. Follow along with our articles tagged with , and  to discover more great books for babies and toddlers.

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Denise Mealy is a former web content provider who stays at home to change diapers and write books. Her days are filled with Word documents, books and sloppy kisses (from dogs and baby alike). She likes to read, cook, dance, travel and forward pictures of spam sculptures to friends. If she could have dinner with any author, dead or alive, it would be a toss up between J.K. Rowling and Jane Austen. They would probably eat pasta. Yes, definitely pasta. For more information, visit: www.dccmealy.com You can also find her on Twitter: @dccmealy

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