Format: Board Book
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Picture Book
What did you like about the book? This cute little story takes young readers on many interesting adventures with Barnaby Bear. The story begins with Barnaby Bear’s friends searching for their friend in the nighttime woods. As the story continues, the reader can see that Barnaby Bear is enjoying many wonderful adventures–flying high in a hot-air balloon and a rocket ship, gathering honey, riding on the back of a whale, enjoying a day at the beach, having tea, fishing on the docks, and skipping rocks at the beach. At the end of the day, Barnaby is reunited with all his friends–just in time to snuggle into bed after a very busy day.
The illustrations by Wendy Rouillard are bright and colorful and will be sure to appeal to young children. Barnaby Bear’s friends include a giraffe, pig, bird, dog, and frog and their cute facial expressions will delight young ones as well–even the planets in the solar system are smiling in this book!
Anything you did not like about the book. Nothing
To whom would you recommend this book? This book is perfect for children between the ages of infant and three years old, especially if they are already fans of the Barnaby Bear books.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries, preschools, daycare centers, anyone who works with children between the ages of infant and three years old.
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: Kristin Guay, former youth services librarian.
Date of review: March 19, 2021