Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

You Are My Baby: Garden

You Are My Baby: Garden

Lorena Siminovich
Novelty Board Book
For infants to children age 4
Chronicle Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1452126494

Gardens are often the first places where little children get to see wild animals. They see insects and other little creatures on the plants, birds in the air, and squirrels in the trees. They get to watch these animal neighbors go about their day, and if they are lucky they even get to see some of their babies.

In this cunning novelty title two board books are combined to give little children the opportunity to connect five animal parents with their babies. When we open the book we have to open a big page to see the parent, and a little page to see the baby.

The first animal we see is a blue bird, which is sitting on a tree branch. Next to the parent, a little hatchling is singing “a happy song.” When we turn the next two pages we come to another parent and child pair. This time the animals we meet are a spider and its spiderling, who are sitting in a “sparkling web.”

As they turn the pages of this unique novelty board book, little children will enjoy pairing up the parent animals with their babies.