Reading/Interest Level: Toddler
Author: Amélie Graux
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
This quality, interactive board book introduces babies to a variety of words associated with eating, including high chair, sippy cup, peas, and cookie. It’s a vocabulary book, not a story book, and features a total of 12 words, each word presented in English, French, and Spanish.
This is an excellent book to familiarize young children with important items in a fun and interactive way. The pages are very sturdy, and the illustrations are clearly drawn, colorful, and inviting. The touchable parts of the pages aren’t as varied as in its companion book, I Love to Sleep, but they are nonetheless fun and interesting, for example a wooden high chair, a smooth spoon, and sticky peas. A good range of items is covered, and the multilingual aspect is certainly a bonus and would make the book very appealing to multilingual families (there’s even enough space to easily write the words in another language if the reader wanted to!) In terms of touch-and-feel, this is an excellent book that will entertain young children and teach them some more about food and eating.