Busy, Busy Board Book: Review

Thanks to Worthy Publishing for a review copy of the Busy, Busy Board Book for this review, which contains affiliate links.

I love board books. The thick pages, the sturdiness, the bright colors — they bring back happy memories of all the time spent reading to my kids when they were little. Board books are study enough that babies and toddlers can use them to learn to turn pages without ripping them. And yes, they can chew on the pages as well — we have many chewed-on board books.

Joining into the board book library is a new offering: Busy, Busy!

Busy, Busy Board Book Spinelli

This isn’t a book that’s going to change your life. but that’s not the intent. It’s a simple tale about how a bunch of animals are busy. You read through animal after animal, all in rhyming text (teacher note: reading rhyming books is a great way to help kids learn about and love language — the way certain words rhyme with others and the ways they sound). The text is good, and the rhythms read well (if you’ve ever read a rhyming text where the rhythm doesn’t really “work,” you’ll know what I mean).

The ending is simple but sweet: all creatures are busy, but Mom always has time for YOU.

Small note that two pages of my copy were slightly stuck together, resulting in a small tear/blob when they were forced apart. Hopefully this is not the case in most copies.

This book would make a sweet baby gift. Do you have any board books left from your kids’ childhoods? Do any stand out as favorites?

4 thoughts on “Busy, Busy Board Book: Review

  1. That is a precious board book. Both my daughters had board books and plenty of them were chewed on. When they outgrew board books, they loved for me to read the Dr. Seuss books and their favorite was “Green Eggs and Ham.” I read it so many times that they knew if I made a mistake or skipped a page and they would correct me even though they were way too young to read!

  2. This book would be a perfect gift for Adalae’s birthday coming up soon on June 14th. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I have always loved board books!

  3. I don’t think we had board books when I was growing up. I imagine they didn’t exist at that time. And since I’ve had little relationship with children in my life time, I’ve had little experience with board books, although this one looks like it would be good.

  4. Any child enjoys books about animals so I know this would be a great baby gift! Board books hold up well over the years and can be passed from one child to the next. When my children were young, I don’t think board books had come into their own. My one daughter had a sturdy book about going to a fair. If I win “Busy, Busy,” it will become a baby present. Thanks for telling me about it!

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