Sunday, September 28, 2008

Santa Paws


Hale, Rachael. 2008. Santa Paws.

Here's another holiday-related board book for you. Santa Paws. A bit gimmicky, yes, but for animal-lovers, it may hold a certain appeal. We've got animals--cats and dogs--all dressed up and posed for the Christmas season. The illustrations are photographs. And the text accompanying the pictures does rhyme. It's not got a great narrative to it. There isn't a cohesive story to the book. But each spread of this board book features a few rhyming lines.

For example,

Let's trim
the tree
with
glittery
balls.
We'll
string up
lights and
deck the
halls!

Or how about this one...

Puppies
chase
kittens,
kittens
chase
mice.
Have
you been
naughty,
or have
you been
nice?

For families who love animals, whose pets are genuinely members of their family along with babies or toddlers, I could see this one maybe working.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

1 comment:

Jill said...

oh, this looks way too cute. I'll have to add it to my list of gifts for my little one.