Ears, Nose & Toes!: Discovering Me & My Friends! (Fisher-Price)
Alexis Barad
HarperFestival (2008)
ISBN 9780061447693
Reviewed by Cayden (age 3.5) & Max (age 19 months) Aures & Mom                                       for Reader Views (3/08)

“Ears, Nose & Toes!: Discovering Me & My Friends!” is a smaller-sized board book that  has pictures identifying the different body parts of rainforest animals and human babies.  For instance, the first page says “Two eyes” and there is a picture of a frog with two big eyes.  On the opposite page there is the same text but this time a picture of the baby’s eyes.

Cayden sat for the book but determined that at age 3-1/2 he was “too old for the book and that it was for babies like Max.”  I definitely agree with him on that one.  I think the book is most appropriate for newborns up until approximately the age of two.  It would be a great tool to use to help teach and reinforce first words and body parts to a child.

Max enjoyed the pictures of the animals and the babies and as soon as I read the text he was able to point to the appropriate parts on the pictures.  He enjoyed repeating the words as I was reading them to him and by the second time through he was “reading” the book to me.

A great feature of the book is that it has a stroller strap so that you can take it with you on the go.  This is very handy so you can have entertainment when you are out and not have to worry about the child dropping or losing the book somewhere.

“Ears, Nose & Toes!: Discovering Me & My Friends!” is also part of Fisher-Price’s “Animals of the Rainforest” line, so if you have any of the other rainforest toys or items your child may enjoy seeing those same familiar animals in the book as Max does.

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