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Friday, 7 June 2013

Review: Moo, Baa, La La La!

After receiving the board book Hippo’s go Berserk as a baby shower gift, I’ve become a fast and furious fan of Sandra Boynton’s very quirky work. We are now the proud owners of at least five other Boynton titles and they all feature quite regularly in our nightly story time with my 22 month old daughter.

I’ve come to rely on Boynton’s titles to feature a great array of animal characters (Farmyard, Wild and occasionally Jurassic), a fun rhyming rhythm and a story that never ends how you would expect it to. In many of her titles Boyton’s charming characters address the reader, allowing older children to further interact by prompting discussion with questions such as “What noise do you make?” or “How are you today?”.
 
Moo, Baa, La La La does not disappoint. As much fun for me as for my little girl, this story is short enough to read quickly at the end of a long day, has bold colourful illustrations that keep little miss entertained, and has also helped her to learn a number of different animal sounds.

The board book formats of Boynton’s titles are perfect for the age level of the story. They are super sturdy and don’t have any flips or flaps that can be torn off, and as such are often left in the cot for further perusing if my daughter doesn’t want to give it up or even for morning entertainment if I’m angling for a bit of a sleep in.

Our other favourites by Sandra Boynton include Happy Hippo, Angry Duck, But Not the Hippopotamus, and The Going to Bed Book

Title: Moo, Baa, La La La!
Author/Illustrator: Sandra Boynton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, $7.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1995
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9780671449018
For ages: 0-5
Type: Picture Book

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