Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Talk With Me!

Talk With Me!

Stella Blackstone
Illustrator:  Caroline Mockford 
Novelty Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Barefoot Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-1846861802

Here is a little boy who is sitting next to a lake or river in Africa. In the rushes there is an animal that can “snap.” What can it be? Lift the flap and you will see that there is a crocodile behind the rushes.

Here is a little girl on a farm. There is a pig, a sheep, and a hen with her, and all of them are looking at a little pond. Something in the pond can make a quacking noise. When you lift the flap you see that there is a duck floating on the water.

In this clever board book, we meet five children from around the world who explore the noises that five animals make. The narrative wraps up by bringing all five children together and asking the question “Who can talk?”

With bright multimedia illustrations and with six flaps to lift, this is a board book that will charm young children.