That’s My Mommy! and That’s My Daddy! by Ann Hodgman

mommy

Two very sweet books that celebrate parents come from Ann Hodgman. In That’s My Mommy! animals from kittens to ducklings to joeys and more, talk about the wonderful things their mommies do. Mommy makes the kitten feel better. Duckling’s mommy makes him feel brave. Joey’s mommy reads to him every day. With charming and lovable illustrations by Laura Logan, this book is bound to be a hit.

That’s My Daddy! finds a calf who likes how his daddy can reach way up high. Mouse’s daddy is the strongest in the world. Puppy’s daddy can find anything that gets lost. With less than ten words on each page, Hodgman captures the essence of what it means to be a daddy to little ones. Laura Logan lends her talents to this book as well. I hope these two work together again, as they create magical, charming stories.

These padded board books are perfect for preschoolers. Their sturdy construction means they’ll stand up to multiple reads (and we all know how much kids love to read and read again their favorite books). The short sentences will allow for quick memorization of the story, and will then help youngsters as they transition to being able to read alone. Hodgman proves here that you don’t have to say a lot to create touching and meaningful books for parents and children to share together. And at only $8.95 each, they are a great value.

Highly recommended.

Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂  (both books)

Mommy

  • Hardcover: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Tiger Tales; Padded Board Book edition (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158925645X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589256453

Daddy

  • Hardcover: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Tiger Tales; Padded Board Book edition (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589256468
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589256460

I received a free copy of each book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.

Do Touch! Don’t Touch! and Uh-oh! Oh No! by Ann Hodgman

A cute little kitty helps baby learn to stay away from things like a hot stove, a plugged in lamp, and the garbage, while sharing all the fun things around the house that it’s okay to touch.

Do Touch! Don’t Touch! is a fun, simple way for parents to reinforce safety rules in their home for children ages 2 – 4. Part of The Into-Everything Baby Stages series by Ann Hodgman, this book will delight young readers with its bold font and adorable illustrations.

In Uh-oh! Oh No!, baby and kitty are back. When baby accidentally drops a sippy cup of milk on the cat, a chain of events is unleashed that leaves daddy with a huge mess. Hodgman makes this book just as enjoyable as Do Touch! Don’t Touch! by using repetitive words and a bold font to capture the reader’s eye. Parents will be shaking their heads and smiling as they recognize just how quickly things can get out of hand.

Both books are illustrated by Lucy Barnard. Her comical illustrations in soft, warm colors are perfect for these board books that are bound to be picked up time and again. Toddlers and parents will love these ones.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

 

Do Touch! Don’t Touch

  • Board book:18 pages
  • Publisher:Tiger Tales; Padded Board Book edition (March 1, 2012)
  • ISBN-10:1589258673
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589258679
  • SRP: $7.95

Uh-oh! Oh-no!

  • Board book:18 pages
  • Publisher:Tiger Tales; Padded Board Book edition (March 1, 2012)
  • ISBN-10:1589258665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589258662
  • SRP: $7.95

I received these books directly from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation for my review.