Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak

Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak
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October 20, 2020
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With bright and bold illustrations by celebrated Indigenous artist Roy Henry Vickers, this sturdy board book introduces iconic sounds of the West Coast and supports the language development of babies and toddlers. From the “geek geek” of the eagle, to the creak and rustle of cedar branches in the wind, to the sacred drumming of a potlatch and the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, the rhythmic text, vibrant illustrations and glossy tactile finish of Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak will delight the very youngest readers.

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board book with fun textures and beautiful illustrations
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RAVEN SQUAWK, ORCA SQUEAK is a gorgeously illustrated board book that explores a bit of nature through texture, sounds, and bright colors. The book contains simple lines such as "Rivers rush, whisper, splash," that bring simple concepts and sounds to nature and the world around. Each page also contains some texture to the images and writing, with some features being raised off the board book.

What I loved: This book is illustrated by an Indigenous artist, and it is absolutely stunning. Each page is filled with colors and beautiful images. This is a lovely book just to look through. The phrasing is perfect for infants and young toddlers with simple phrases and sounds that they will enjoy. A really unexpected and cool feature is the texture on each page, in the illustrations and text, that also make it fun to touch. It is barely noticeable when just looking at the images, but easy to feel when little fingers are run across the pages. It adds just that extra something cool for young children to enjoy.

The font is also nice and large, making it easy to read, and the pages can move quickly for short attention spans. With the board book format and bright colors, this is perfect for the youngest of readers.

Final verdict: RAVEN SQUAWK, ORCA SQUEAK is a delightful board book that combines beautiful illustrations with simple phrases, sounds, and texture. Perfect for infants and young toddlers.
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