Winter Babies (Babies in the Park)
Spirited, rhyming text and colorful, graphic art reveal an energetic cast of babies having an action-packed day of play in the park on a cheerful winter day.
Featuring diverse characters and highlighting early concepts like shapes and repetition, books in the Babies in the Park series encourage an appreciation of nature and outdoor imaginative play.
What I loved: The illustrations are very pretty and simple enough for the youngest readers to identify animals (puppy, bunny) and children. The simple text is great for babies and young toddlers who have shorter attention spans and want to flip pages quickly. The two correspond very well, making it easy to point to the illustrations as you read the two-word sentences. There is also good diversity amongst the children who play in the snow.
What left me wanting more: The “babies” depicted actually appear to be older children, as they run and glide in the park. This was fine, but it seemed out of place between the words and text (which state babies but babies are not shown).
Final verdict: Overall, this is fun and quick board book which shows the joys of playing in the snow. Babies and young toddlers will enjoy the colorful and simple images plus the quick speed of page-turning.