Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting – Book Review

Hurry Hurry by Eve BuntingIt’s rare for a children’s book to include critic reviews on the back cover.

Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting has four positive reviews by prominent book reviewers printed directly onto the back cover.

I figured if the publisher went through the trouble of soliciting, receiving, and re-printing positive reviews then the book must be worth reading to my baby.
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Snow White Baby Costume

Snow White Baby CostumeArya was lucky enough to get two baby costumes as gifts for Halloween.

Since we planned to have Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts with baby, we needed to keep her warmer costume for the evening of Halloween.

So our baby got to wear her Snow White Baby costume earlier in the day to take cute pictures.
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Animal Babies on the Farm by Kingfisher – Book Review

Animal Babies on the Farm by KingfisherArya likes looking at pictures of animals.

By reading Animal Babies on the Farm by Kingfisher, she got to look at real pictures of baby animals and their mothers.

The close-up picture of a pig staring out from the front cover attracted her attention and she remained curious about the animal pictures throughout the rest of the book.
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With Us on the Earth and Sea by Eric Carle – Book Review

With Us on the Earth and Sea by Eric CarleAfter our family visit to the Eric Carle Museum, I’ve become interested in reading all of his books to my daughter.

With Us, on the Earth and Sea by Eric Carle is an obscure book that is out of print and does not even appear on the official Eric Carle bibliography.

The front cover, which shows seven miniature, full-page illustrations, gives a good preview of the book.
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I Like Fruit by Lorena Siminovich – Book Review

I Like Fruit by Lorena SiminovichArya liked reading and touching I Like Toys by Lorena Siminovich so I was confident she would like another book in the “I Like” series as well.

I Like Fruit by Lorena Siminovich uses the same design of touch-and-feel elements combined with colorful pictures of fruit.

The front cover shows a strawberry, blueberries, an orange, and a cut open apple. She liked touching the middle part of the apple with its smooth, shiny surface.
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Baby Max and Ruby Red Boots by Rosemary Wells – Book Review

Baby Max and Ruby Red Boots by Rosemary WellsArya has already seen Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells.

Baby Max and Ruby’s Red Boots by Rosemary Wells was the second time she has seen the cute baby bunny.

My baby stared at the bright yellow front cover with Max dressed in his big sister Ruby’s clothes.
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One Red Sun by Ezra Jack Keats – Book Review

One Red Sun by Ezra Jack KeatsI like reading counting books to my baby since they are quick and teach a useful skill.

After reading a large number of other counting books to Arya, I consider One Red Sun by Ezra Jack Keats a good option for babies and young toddlers.

The front cover shows a bright red sun drawn in decorative style against an orange background.
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Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh – Book Review

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll WalshI decided to read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh to my daughter because I saw her staring at the front cover.

The cover image shows three white mice holding paint brushes as each stands on a different color background.

The text is written in both English and Spanish, but after my adventure trying to read Language Nursery I decided to skip the Spanish and just read the book to my baby in English.
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I Love Trucks by Philemon Sturges – Book Review

I Love Trucks by Philemon SturgesArya seemed to like looking at the trains in the two train books we read this past week.

Since the red fire truck on the cover of I Love Trucks by Philemon Sturges looks similar to a train, I thought she might enjoy reading a book about trucks as well.

She stared at the bright colors on the cover and was able to hold the book by herself with just one hand due to its small size.
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Dinosaur Opposites by Paul and Henrietta Stickland – Book Review

Dinosaur Opposites by Paul and Henrietta SticklandArya seemed interested in the last dinosaur book we read: How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.

Dinosaur Opposites by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland is a similar book that uses cute pictures of dinosaurs to teach the concept of opposites.

The front cover shows a large green brontosaurus towering over multiple small versions of himself.
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