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Baby Board Book
Pages: 26
Themes: counting primer, farm animals, forest animals, natural world
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 12/09/2017
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Lull your little one to sleep while counting the animals also nestling in for the night. Count the stars coming out, fox cubs snuggling, puppies piling and chicks cuddling as baby rocks gently to sleep in this gorgeously illustrated board book from bestselling author Eric Walters and award-winning illustrator Josée Bisaillon.

Kiss the Book blog - March 15, 2018
"This is a fun board book that explores numbers as well as baby animals living on a farm. The pictures are soft and comforting. The story is simple and sweet."
Kirkus Reviews—starred review - November 29, 2017
"Exquisite artwork and charming baby animals teach children to count from one to 10 while easing them toward sleep…There is an elegant flow to author Walters' text that is gracefully complemented in the lovely renderings by artist Bisaillon. The images blend cut paper, pastels, watercolors, pencils, and digital imaging to an effect at once striking and soothing. An exceptional bedtime delight that instruct as it composes restless little ones for slumber."
Youth Services Book Review - November 14, 2017
"All the illustrations are so calming and restful making this a perfect bedtime story choice. An enchanting book."
Resource Links - October 23, 2017
"This counting primer board book is a delightful celebration of babies settling down to sleep…The text is lyrical and soothing…The illustrations are delightfully whimsical and the colour palette used conjures a soothing twilight without being too dark and moody…Highly recommended as a resource for young Preschool children."
Canadian Children's Book News - October 20, 2017
"Soothing descriptions of bedtime rituals [and] pastoral illustrations."
Publishers Weekly - September 12, 2017
"Working up to 10, Walters counts [baby animals] in soft prose…Bisaillon uses pencils, watercolors, pastels, and other media to create lovely, gently textured collages…The images exude an almost palpable sense of security and comfort."
School Library Journal - June 27, 2017
"This gentle, soothing counting book is just the ticket for lulling babies to slumber…The lovely mixed-media artwork, done in rich earth tones, is textured and expressive. This is the stuff of sweet dreams!"

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Resource Links The Year's Best  | 2017 | Commended
CCBC Best Books  | 2018 | Commended

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