Board Book Reviews

Classic Board Books


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin
The bright animal illustrations by Eric Carle and the rhyming text by Bill Martin, with repeating phrases, will have your child reciting this story in no time. This board book also reinforces color and animal recognition.

Pat the Bunny by Edith Kinhardt Davies
This interactive board book with its simple story of the activities of two small children and its charming pastel illustrations has been popular since it was first published in 1940.

Goodnight Moon  by Margaret Wise Brown
This classic is an excellent bedtime board book. The illustrations by Clement Hurd provide a lot of things to talk about as the story quietly leads both the main character, and your child, towards sleep.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar  by Eric Carle
A little green caterpillar eats its way through the days of the week on its way to becoming a beautiful butterfly in artist Eric Carle's beautifully designed board book.

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
During a bedtime game, every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more.

Time For Bed by Mem Fox
Day is done, darkness is falling everywhere, and little ones are getting sleepy. This gentle board book, with its rhythmic verse and peaceful, loving illustrations will lull toddlers whether it's bedtime, nap time, or simply time for a snuggle.

Where is Baby’s Belly Button? By Karen Katz
What better way to teach babies and toddlers where each body part is than with a game and a book? Karen Katz has created one of the most interactive and teachable peek-a-boo stories.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter's gentle watercolors provide a lovely introduction to the tale of the naughty rabbit in this abridged board book version.