Board Books for Toddlers

Baby Animals Take a Bath by Marsha Diane Arnold

Baby Animals Take a Bath

Sometimes bath time means a roll in the mud, and sometimes it’s a plunge in the snow. Little ones learn how baby animals friends clean up.

Review
Arnold and Tildes showcase eight young animals getting clean in distinctive ways. The text is limited to punchy, two-word phrases (“Snow bath/Sun Bath/Steam bath/Puddle Bath”), and the animals are identified on the back cover. Framed in wavy-edged black border, Tildes’s animal portraits reflect the animals’ naturalistic behaviors—a zebra foal lolls in the dust, an elephant calf sprays itself with its trunk—while still ensuring they look as adorable as possible. A closing scene featuring a human baby mid-bath cements the connection between the way we get clean and the way animals do. —Publishers Weekly


Baby Animals Take a Nap by Marsha Diane Arnold

Baby Animals Take a Nap

Some baby animals get rest standing up, and others get sleepy while swimming. Sleepy little humans will be lulled by animal friends getting cozy.

About the Author
Marsha Diane Arnold is the author of Lost. Found. (Roaring Brook) and Heart of a Tiger (Dial Books for Young Readers). She lives in Alva, Florida.

Phyllis Tildes is the author and illustrator of Baby Animals Black and White and Animals in Camouflage. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.


Truck Stuck by Sallie Wolf

Truck Stuck

Move that truck!

When a truck gets stuck under a bridge, it causes a terrible traffic jam that soon turns into a block party. When attempts to remove the truck fail, two kids, some balloons, and a dog save the day.

Sparse text, energetic rhyme, and clever illustrations bring depth to this simple tale.