Biscuit’s Pet and Play Halloween by Alyssa Satin Capucilli – Book Review

Biscuit's Pet and Play Halloween by Alyssa Satin CapucilliArya has already seen two Biscuit books with Biscuit Meets the Neighbors and Biscuit and the Bunny.

She liked the previous books about the cute dog, but my daughter loved Biscuit’s Pet and Play Halloween by Alyssa Satin Capucilli even more.

Biscuit’s Pet and Play Halloween incorporates some of the best touch-and-feel elements that I have ever seen in a children’s board book.
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Spot’s Hide and Seek by Eric Hill – Book Review

Spot's Hide and Seek by Eric HillArya likes reading books about Spot, but she particularly enjoys Spot books with a lift-the-flap feature.

Although Spot’s Hide and Seek by Eric Hill doesn’t have any flaps, my baby enjoyed looking at the large, colorful pictures of Spot and his friends.

The colorful front cover gives a good preview of the rest of the book as a cute dog covers his eyes while a blue hippo tries to hide behind a bush.
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Six Month Visit to the Pediatrician

Six Month Visit to the PediatricianArya had her six month visit to the pediatrician yesterday.

The six-month old visit is part of the normal well baby check-up schedule.

In addition to her vaccinations, Mommy and I were anxious to hear what our pediatrician had to say about Arya’s head shape.
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Peek-a-Baby by Karen Katz – Book Review

Peek-a-Baby by Karen KatzPeek-a-Baby by Karen Katz has all of the elements my baby loves to see in children’s books.

With pictures of wide-eyed babies to attract her attention, colorful backgrounds to keep her interest, and the lift-the-flap feature to give her something to play with, Peek-a-Baby has been one of Arya’s favorite books thus far.
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Caillou It’s Mine by Joceline Sanschagrin – Book Review

Caillou It's Mine by Joceline SanschagrinTwo cute little boys grace the front cover of Caillou It’s Mine by Joceline Sanschagrin.

One boy is holding a red ball with white stripes while the other boy sits on the floor next to a group of blocks.

Given the title and the look on the face of the boys, it’s clear that the book is about private property and the concept of sharing.
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You Are My Cupcake by Joyce Wan – Book Review

You Are My Cupcake by Joyce WanYou Are My Cupcake by Joyce Wan is the cutest children’s book I have read to my little girl.

The front cover shows a green cupcake with a white topping and sprinkles against a pink and blue background.

The rest of the book is equally cute and my baby loved looking at all of the yummy pages.
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Baby Animals in the Sea by Kingfisher – Book Review

Baby Animals in the Sea by KingfisherArya likes looking at animals so the cute turtle on the front cover of Baby Animals in the Sea by Kingfisher attracted her attention.

With a purple background and multi-colored title font the cover is well designed to appeal to young babies.

The rest of the book relies on the same combination of colorful backgrounds and cute pictures of real animals.
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Busy Fingers by C.W. Bowie – Book Review

Busy Fingers by C.W. BowieWith a muted front cover and nothing to attract the attention of young children, Busy Fingers by C.W. Bowie is different than the colorful books Arya likes to read.

But I want to expose my baby to diversity whenever possible and Bowie’s book shows a different array of faces than is normally found in most children’s books.

My daughter enjoyed the book even though she would have liked it even more with additional color and contrast in the illustrations.
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Noisy Monsters by Roger Priddy – Book Review

Noisy Monsters by Roger PriddyArya loves books with unique features.

Noisy Monsters by Roger Priddy has a purple noisy button in the lower right corner that made it an instant hit with my daughter.

The funny front cover with a one-eyed blue monster and contrasting color scheme also made the book stand out on the shelf.
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Snow Leopard by Lynne Cherry – Book Review

Snow Leopard by Lynne CherryArya likes looking at books with animal pictures so the front cover of Snow Leopard by Lynne Cherry stood out as a promising choice.

The leopard stares out from the cover with oddly-realistic yellow eyes.

Arya really liked the snow leopard and kept slapping his face when we were preparing to read the book.
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