Bugs and Other Little Critters (Matching Game Book)
Author: Stephanie Babin
Illustrator: Manu Callejón
Ages: 3-5 years old
Ranging from “at the pond” to “in the dark,” the environments were suitably interesting to capture the imagination of child and parent alike.
The only way to accurately review a “hands-on” book is to well, put your hands on it. Luckily, I have a candidate in the target demographic right in the house. My husband and I sat down with our son for a full 30 minutes (parents, you know exactly how long that amount of time is with a four-year-old), and thoroughly enjoyed matching up the different “critters” that inhabited the different environments laid out in the book.
Ranging from “at the pond” to “in the dark,” the environments were suitably interesting to capture the imagination of child and parent alike. The illustrations were simple, but detailed enough to be interesting and easy to identify; leaving no doubt that the emphasis of the book is on quick identification and matching.
My only quibble is that a bit more background (perhaps a sentence or two) could have been provided on each “critter.” It would have provided for a more entertaining journey and could have aided parents, teachers and librarian in explaining critters like “dung beetles, earwigs, stag beetles” without having to resort to outside references.
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My thanks to Chronicle Books for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.
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