By Author / Illustrator
Nosy Crow Ltd
Exciting series of vibrant lift-the-flap board books introducing the concept of family. Find out the different names for mummy and daddy animals in the snow - and then lift the big, sturdy flaps to find the babies, with a double flap and peekaboo holes on the final spread! A striking, satisfying introduction to animal families from printmaker Jane Ormes, with eye-catching artwork using bold coloured inks to capture the attention and imagination of babies and toddlers. Other titles in the series include: Farm, Safari, Jungle and Forest
The Animal Families board books introduce children to the concept of families, as we meet the mummy, daddy and then find their baby under a sturdy flap.
Animal Families Snow was the first book I've seen in the series, and I loved the bold illustrations and just how sturdy the large flaps are, which hide the 'baby' animal. In this book, we meet four animal families that live in the snow - reindeers, polar bars, hares and whales. We also discover the proper names for them - I didn't know a female hare is called a Jill, and the male a Jack (babies are leverets) but it's the kind of thing you might need to know when your child is older and the questions start... and I loved the spread of animal families at the end, which young children will demand to open out on each reading.
A great book for introducing new animals and the idea of family, and encouraging young minds to explore books and our world.
Board book / Reviewed by Ellen Green
Suggested Reading Age 0+