If you have a baby or toddler or know someone who does, sometimes you (or that someone you know,) will be in need of a distraction for that not-so-patient little sweetie.
The Very First Book of Things to Spot has saved us on long road trips. It has also saved us at restaurants when our food has taken a smidge longer than it normally would. Hey, we all get “hangry” sometimes. How would you feel if your applesauce pouch was gone, your baby chair was restricting and the crayons just weren’t cutting it?
Just like our well-loved board book Let’s Count, this giant board book is a keeper. It might even have the power to save the day.
I remember when I pulled this book out of the box, B was immediately drawn to it because it was much bigger than the rest of her board books. She took to the floor with her brand new book (you know, because she was too little to hold it like a newspaper,) and the discovering began.
The more they know Very First Book of Things to Spot, the more they’ll spot on its adorably illustrated, fun-filled 28 pages. Bright red cars (one missing wheels) zoom across the first page. Your growing tot will be challenged to find two squirrels, a tractor, and a house with a blue roof. They’ll see a colony of penguins doing different things (one is knitting sweaters and scarves.) Through the rest of the book, there will be frogs, turtles, monkeys, bears, robots and birds– and on each page, questions leading you and your curious cuties to find new things.
I’ll admit– I’m still seeing new things every time we look at this book together. I’ll also note that I don’t wear my reading glasses 100% of the time.
Very First Book of Things to Spot
Fiona Watt/Erica Harrison/Illus. Stephen Barker