Review: Play Baby Play! By Marilyn Janovitz

Posted April 26, 2012 by shooting in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Play Baby Play! by Marilyn Janovitz

Review by: Lauren

Copy from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, All Opinions are Our Own (and I do not own any of the pictures in this post)

Review: This is a really fun board book for little kids. The baby (no name is given) is brought along to what seems to be a playdate with a group of other little kids. They kick balls, ride a wooden pony, and even play some drums. At the end of the day, baby is ready for nap time!

The whole book rhymes and makes it a fun read-aloud, especially with the repitition of words. For example, when the babies are drumming, the page ends with DRUM DRUM DRUM!

One of my favorite pages is where two little babies are looking at a book:

We like to hear a story
We like to read a book
There are lots of pictures

Each page has a fun, brightly-colored picture on the right side, with the words on the left side. However, there are a couple parts in the book where the picture spans both pages and the words are written on top. It makes a great book to show off to kids and for children that are a bit older, it would be fun to point out the toys that they recognize or play with themselves!

One of the things that I did like is that not all the babies look alike. They are black, asian, white, boys, girls. You get the idea. So it’s a nice pick for pretty much anyone, even if the main baby (and the cover) depicts a white girl. It’s also gender-neutral as well so you can pick up a copy now and save it for the arrival of a boy or girl!

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