Monday, January 18, 2021

"Little Fox Playing in the Forest" - a bookwrap

 


Unwrapping








Little Fox Playing in the Forest 


Authored by Marja  Baeten

Illustrated by Annemiek Borsboom



Specs


* Ages:  30 months +

* Grade Level:  Toddler/ PS

* Board Book:  24 pages

* Publisher:  Clavis

* Pub. Date:  May 18, 2021

* Reading Age:  2-5 years



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The Book



This interactive delightful board book is perfect for toddlership ( I think I just made up that word )  and beyond.  It offers a fun engaging way to learn new vocabulary.  The mission of the book is to focus on language development.  A fun aspect is that pictographs are inserted throughout so little ones can help "read" along too.  


The book consists of three simple stories that follow the adventures of Little Fox.  The stories include Little Fox trying to find a comfy place to sleep, helping Rabbit think of a birthday present for his friend hog, and saving Squirrel from the danger of a deep puddle. At the end of each story the author has added a matching or labeling activity to keep the readers involved.  


The illustrations are very well done.  They are colourful, busy and the animals depicted are adorable.  The amazing detail will be a hit with that targeted age group.  This book will definitely be a great book for beginning readers.  I highly recommend it. 




Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS! 






Meet the Author


Marja Baeten is a jack-of-many-trades. She started her career at Malmberg Publishing as an editor of the educative magazines Okki and Taptoe. As a freelance copywriter she worked for, among other things, the popular Dutch TV programs Sesame Street and Klokhuis; she wrote short stories that later became picture books, and she wrote various teaching methods for primary education. From 2000 Marja became an editor of the children’s magazines PIPPO and POMPOEN, and in 2005 she started developing a toddler magazine for the World Wildlife Fund called PipaPanda. The content of this magazine later became the source of inspiration for a series of compilations about wild animals.


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