Reading Ahead – Books for Ages 0 to 4 (November/December 2008)

In the coming month’s we’ll be reviewing these colorful board books for toddlers. More and more, books are coming out as “set,” which is nice for this age group. They like familiar characters and repetition.

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Cleo’s Alphabet and Cleo’s Color Book written and illustrated by Caroline Mockford. These are brightly colored titles with simple illustrations. What particularly grabbed my attention was their sturdiness (and some very cute kittens). (Barefoot Books, 2008)

We recently received advance copies of four titles in the Just Like Us series: Having Fun, Together, Taking it Easy, Making Friends. These are brightly colored lift-the-flap books featuring babies and baby animals in familiar activities. (Childs Play, 2009)