All of Baby, Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata, is one of our current favourites. We don’t yet own a copy but we’ve taken this one out from the library a few times now.
I like it because:
- It’s repetitive. The phrase “Me! I do.” is repeated frequently.
- A great way to learn body part vocabulary.
- Nice way to help understand questions – “Who loves baby’s ___?” is repeated again and again.
- Rhyming! (EXCEPT for the tummy page which randomly DOESN’T follow the rhyme scheme of the rest of the book. That drives me a little bit crazy and admittedly I creatively add in an extra word so that it does rhyme).
- Cute illustrations.
We use this book as an opportunity to reinforce those boy part words by kissing or tickling them as we get to the corresponding pages. It makes reading extra fun!