Go Baby Go! by Marilyn Janovitz has a great cover: a smiling, big-headed baby in a baby swing with his/her (I think you could interpret either way) arms thrown wide on a bright lime green background with yellow flecks. It’s welcoming and stands out in the board book bin. The book itself focuses on baby spending a day outdoors with the family cat and dog doing things like making mudpies, playing in the pool, and having a picnic. The text is longish for a board book but also rhythmic: “Now we want a bottle/Then we’ll want a burp/Our little baby likes to SLURP SLURP SLURP!” The illustrations are bright and friendly throughout with its wavy lines and big faces, and it’s the kind of book that can be engaging in multiple ways. Little ones will enjoy looking at those cheerful pictures (A CAT! A DOG! BUBBLES!) on their own, it’s a fun book to read aloud, and it may even provide parents with some inspiration about activities they can do with their babies and toddlers on beautiful days. A keeper.
Board Books I Like: Go Baby Go! by Marilyn Janovitz
May 22, 2012 – 6:33 pm