Pets spring to life in a noisy lift-the-flap book.
Little readers love animals, and this large board book is dedicated to teaching basic attributes of the most common animals in baby literature. “Cats love to climb. They sleep everywhere.” Pictured alongside the basic text are photos of real kitties digitally collaged into illustrated backgrounds. Each double-page spread features a flap on the right side. When little ones lift the flap, a sensor sets off the book’s interior speaker. The sounds are all of good quality, and the battery is long-lasting. Adults may get a little worn down by repeated barking, meowing, and tweeting, but the target audience will adore it. A concurrently published title, Noisy Playhouse Peekaboo!, uses the same structure to explore the common items found in a house and boasts the sounds of a washing machine, kitchen clock, and radio. Both books are sturdily bound with securely fixed flaps that should stand up to all but the mightiest of toddlers. The illustrations use rounded shapes and a primary color palette to pull young readers in.
A colorfully rambunctious book to expand a little one’s vocabulary and vocal stylings. (Board book. 1-2)