Little ones learn how to greet animals.
This board book is a series of double-page spreads, each with a flap and a call-and-response scenario. For example, readers are prompted: "If you see a sheep...." Upon lifting the flap that reveals the sheep (here hiding behind a well), the text commands them to say "BAA!" It's a good read for youngsters discovering their voices and figuring out all the different sounds they can make. The simple illustrations and palette of primary colors enhance the appeal to the audience. Older readers can use the illustrations’ solid lines and shapes as models for when they start to learn how to draw. Each scenario smartly puts other animals in the frame, so repeat reads will reveal dogs, chickens, mice, and other animals that have easily identifiable noises readers can vocalize. Companion title If You See a Tiger follows the same format with exotic animals.
A bright and worthy addition to the board-book stack. (Board book. 1-3)