Taking It Easy! (Just Like Us Series)

Summary:

This lift-the-flap book portrays pairs of animals in low-key activities, then shows a pair of toddler friends doing the same thing.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The colorful illustrations are fun and engaging. Lifting the flaps makes reading interactive and also helps toddlers learn how to handle a book.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My son liked lifting the flaps and looking at the animals. He would name the animals and talk about other things in the picture (sun, snow, etc.).

Parent Reaction

This is a great bedtime story! The subject matter starts calm and progressively gets even calmer. The sturdy construction is much better than some other lift-the-flap books we've seen.

Type of Book:
This board book series uses flaps and simple language to engage toddlers in sharing a book.
Educational Themes:

The parallel pictures help young children see the similarities and differences between humans and animals, but also among people, too. There are opportunities to explain that playing with friends can also involve calm activities.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 6
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 4
Age of child:
Read with a 2-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy or borrow. This is a cute bedtime or nap-time book. The sturdy construction will stand up well under toddler readings and handling. I would think about buying this book for a friend or relative.

Title Taking It Easy!
About

Just Like Us! Series

Author Jess Stockham
Publisher Child's Play International, Ltd © 2009
Illustrators Jess Stockham
ISBN 9781846431814
Material Hard Cover
Cost $7.99
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