‘Baby Animal Farm’ written and illustrated by Karen Blair has been promoted as 1 of 5 top Board Books selected by the New York Times!
BABY ANIMAL FARM
Written and illustrated by Karen Blair
16 pp. Candlewick. $6.99. (Board book; ages 1 to 3)
“In this sweet Australian import, five little children gambol and tromp around the countryside, feeding lambs, tickling kids (the four-legged kind), and patting and cuddling piglets and kittens. Blair, whose watercolors will appeal to fans of Helen Oxenbury, has a keen eye for toddlers’ expressions and gestures, making this book as much about the appeal of young humans as young animals. In a couple of places, her choice of words (“Nom, nom, nom” for “Yum, yum, yum”; “Home time now”) may sound foreign to adult American ears, but it’s nothing that will bother a baby.” – New York Times.