Abrams appleseed, 2014
written & illustrated by Sara Gillingham
This interactive novelty board book plays like a doll and reads as a gentle “How to Care for Baby” manual for young kids. From swaddling to shushing, Gillingham has incorporated real tactics for newborn care, giving the text an authenticity and purpose. Interactivities include tickling, feeding, diapering, swaddling, rocking, and tucking in the baby, all accompanied by tender, instructive narration. Perfect for soon-to-be older siblings or doll-crazy toddlers, this book encourages children to read while they play, and practice empathy and care. Includes one removable paper doll for children to snuggle, swaddle, and tuck in.
“This interactive offering invites little ones to practice taking care of babies, playing with them, feeding them and putting them to bed...
An intriguing concept.”