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Friday, September 23, 2022

Bear Has a Belly, by Jane Whittingham. Pajama Press, 2022. $21.95 ages 2 and up

"Owl has eyes - 

  Big, round eyes.

    Owl has eyes. 

I do too!"

In another of her outstanding books for very young children, Jane Whittingham turns her attention to body parts and their comparisons to nine familiar animals. Repetitive text and bright full-color photographs are ideal for upping the interest while sharing this informative book time and again. 

The animals are shown on the left side of the spread, with three lines concerning the animal, its definitive body part, and a clear and compelling photo of each one. Facing that page is a child showing that same body part, and stating "I do, too!" Perfect for lap reading in the beginning; it won't be long until a slightly older child will be reading it independently. Such fun! 

Following the text itself, the author includes a list of five activities to encourage interaction and play. The overall design of the book is very appealing. The soft, puffy cover encourages touching and has a pleasant feel for little ones. The sturdy pages allow for many readings. 

If this is your first Jane Whittingham book, be on the lookout for more ...  Animals Move, A Good Day for Ducks and others. You will not be disappointed.                                                                                

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