Hug! and Peek-a-boo! by Ben Mantle


Two adorable rhyming books come to you from author/illustrator Ben Mantle. Hug! talks about how fun it is to share all kinds of hugs: squashy, squeezy ones and wriggly, jiggly ones and everything in between. This book is filled with colorful, zany animals that will have your youngsters laughing out loud. In Peek-a-boo! bunny rabbits, penguins, hippos and more play a peek-a-boo game with the reader.

These sturdy board books for  ages 2 to 5 will stand up to many reads; and with the vibrant colors, lyrical prose, and silly creatures, there will be plenty of reading going on. Both books have magnetic arms that hold the book shut, making them easy to pack in the car or tuck into a bag. Mantle is also the author of Five Little PumpkinsI absolutely adore his work. He captures the hearts of children with everything he does.

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Hardcover: 16 pages
Publisher: Tiger Tales; Board Book edition (March 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589256379
ISBN-13: 978-1589256378

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

Five Little Pumpkins Illustrated by Ben Mantle

 Five little pumpkins are sitting on the gate. Night falls and they are soon joined by a witch, some ghosts, and a few little black spiders.

The classic story of the five little pumpkins is brought to life again by artist Ben Mantle. A perfect Halloween read, my daughters are familiar with Five Little Pumpkins  from elementary school.

This board book with padded cover is the perfect size for little hands, and it will get your youngster counting.

My one tiny complaint is that it is designed with black text on a dark background. I had trouble seeing some of the text, as did my daughter when she tried to read it aloud. The page where the lights went out had white text and you could really see the difference it made.

Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Tiger Tales
  • ISBN-10: 1589258568
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589258563
  • SRP:  $8.95

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