Book Review of Bright Baby Touch & Feel Slipcase: On the Farm, Baby Animals, At the Zoo and Perfect Pets (Bright Baby Touch and Feel)

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I love the simplicity of these books. A bold color provides the background for each set of pages with no more than two pictures between each page pair. The accompanying rhyme for each animal flows naturally & rhythmically - of the four books,only one rhyme in one book has an approximate rhyme! The rest are perfect.

Two points to quibble over: in the book "perfect pets" the first rhyme talks about a "naughty pup" - not what I would call a perfect pet! ;-)

The bigger issue is that, as others have mentioned, some animals are repeated from book to book. The pictures & rhymes are different from book to book, however, so this isn't a big deal for me.

Here is a list of the animals covered in each book in this set:

At the Zoo:
Lioness
Green lizard
Panda
Elephant
Zebra

Perfect Pets:
Dog
Goldfish
Rabbits
Parrot
Kittens

Baby Animals:
Bunny
Puppies
Goslings
Lambs
Tiger cub

On the Farm:
Ducklings
Sheep
Horse
Cow
Piglet

These are all books I'm asked to read over and over and over again. I love that pictures of actual animals are used & the tactile element of getting to "pet" each one. Of course the feel is not exact, but its often close. All of the animals have a cut out with the fur/scales/etc on the animals body - except for the panda. I was momentarily perplexed when on that page for the first time! The ears are the tactile element & its blends in quite well. I started my children on these books young enough I helped them "pet" the animals so I showed them where to go on that page. This may be confusing to some children, I'm not sure, it may take them a minute but I am sure they will figure out to touch the panda's ears!

Nit pick over the quibbles I mentioned, drops the rating a half star to 4.5, but it truly is nit picking.

Highly recommend.