Format: Board book
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? What a fun and interactive book. As soon as I began reading the book I instantly sang the lyrics to the nursery rhyme as opposed to just reading it like a traditional book. This is a great board book that transitions with young readers through several different reading stages. In the beginning parents can just read the nursery rhyme about the ducklings that swam away from their mama duck only to return at the end. The older toddler can manipulate the different manipulatives on each page. You could also use the book to teach children how to count. The pictures are colorful pond scenes with the ducks and the mother duck being the focal point of each page layout. The pictures are digital cartoon drawings but all the characters are cartoon animals who have taken on human characteristics in each scene. Lastly, you can scan the barcode on the back to get the audio of the song, for those of us who might be a little off-tune!
Anything you did not like about the book? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Parents who might want to engage their young children in learning nursery rhymes that can be screen free. It would also be great for an early education center teacher in order to help young children learn counting and nursery rhymes.
Who should buy this book? Parents, Early childhood educators
Where would you shelve it? Board books
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Rose Metayer, Boston Latin School, Boston MA
Date of review: 1/21/2021