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!
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?