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{We Love Animals: Lo Cole}We Love Animals by Lo Cole
Series: Two Books in One!
Published by Cartwheel Books on May 14, 2019
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 12
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – In this sweet introduction to animals and biomes of the world, flip the pages of the little book to help an animal find its home in the big book! With sturdy board book pages for little ones to grasp and turn on their own and a charming book-within-a-book format, We Love Animals is everything you need to ensure a fun and informative first storytime experience.

And with more than 50 animal and biome names on every page, little ones will want to learn about animals and their homes again and again!

Two books in one!

{My thoughts} – This is a unique take on lift the flap type books. Instead of lift the flap you turn the page of a smaller book inside the bigger book. The pages coincide with the rest of the book.

This book is all about animals and their habitats. It centers around a main animal in different habitats. The smaller books pages have the main animal and then the outer pages have other animals that go along with the main animal. The first small page is a lion and the bigger pages are zebra, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe and a sentence that says “Who lives on the plains?”

I really like how this book is put together, because it helps to teach children word association through pictures. It helps teach them other words that relate to the main animals on the smaller books pages. It’s amazing how much babies and toddlers can learn from these kinds of books.

The illustrations are cartoon like, but realistic enough that babies and toddlers will be able to recognize the actual object outside of the books pages. My two year old enjoys this book a lot. She starts by paging through the outer book and then pages through the smaller book if I am not there reading it to her. She really enjoys being able to look at books, but loves being read to even more.

I recommend this book for any child that likes animals and learning more about them. I also think that any child that enjoys books in general has the potential to enjoy reading or having this book read to them on a regular basis.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.