Another ""big and little"" book. I've tried these on children with varying success. Rarely with noticeable success. Is it because the word patterns are not regular enough for beginning talkers to pick them up? Or is it because, as in this instance, there is a slight tendency to ""baby talk"" which throws the observant child off (ex. -- ""bumble bug"" instead of ""bumble bee""). It is a motley collection, held together only by the big and little idea, from bugs to elephants. Flat, postery colored pictures, very simple in design. New kind of spiral binding that wont scratch or tear.