This just might be our favorite Clive book (so far).

Summary:

Join Clive and friends Mina, Jeffry, and Asif as they play with and care for his baby dolls. 


Parent Perspective:
Clive, Mina, Asif, and Jeffrey are pretending! Toddlers LOVE to imitate and that is what the kids are doing: imitating what they see parents do. The story celebrates imagination, caring, and meeting young readers right where they are. We highly, highly recommend that you purchase the complete series. Toddlers are going to LOVE spending time with Clive and exploring the pages even if no one is reading to them.  

On the back of each book, there is a note explaining that this book series for "celebrating diversity and challenging gender stereotypes." Of all the books in the All About Clive board book series that we have read, this is the one that comes closest to representing traditional stereotypes and the need for a celebration statement on the back. For the book to hit its mark, adults must be confident in reading the book, celebrating the activity, and NOT adding any girl/boy commentary. 


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Every toddler and preschooler will see themselves in Clive, Jeffry, Asif, and Mina. They are pretending to be parents - just like we did at their age. 

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
This is a book series about a boy and the things he likes to do.
Educational Themes:

Let your reader tell you the story. What activities do they see? What kinds of things do they want to do with their babies (be it a human form or stuffed animal)? Not only is this a chance to celebrate imagination, but also get some insight into what kinds of things your child is picking up from you. 

Reading Level:
1.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
1 to 5
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer's Age:
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. These are books toddlers will see themselves in and they will spark imaginative play. Great for breaking down gender stereotypes.

Title Clive and His Babies
About

All about Clive series

Author Jessica Spanyol
Publisher Child's Play International, Ltd © 2016
Illustrators Jessica Spanyol
ISBN 9781846438820
Material Board Book
Cost $5.99
Genres Friendship, Growing Up
Cybils
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