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Monday 9 October 2017

Review: Bim Bam Boom

Bim Bam Boom is a delightful board book for toddlers that shows how fun-filled learning sounds can be for children simply by using the contents of the kitchen cupboard. This is the English edition of the book by the highly successful Swedish author/illustrator, Frederic Stehr.

Free, uninhibited, naughty toddler behaviour is perfectly depicted on every page with baby birds as the characters. The expressions on their faces speak volumes. The illustrations show more than the story the text tells.

Baby owl has raided the contents of kitchen drawer. With two wooden spoons hitting against an upturned pot, he is making music. Along comes a friend who wants to join in. Two pot lids become cymbals crashing. A third bird appears. He chooses a bowl and a ladle. Add two more baby birds, two spatulas and a pie dish, plus a colander and a large fork, and it becomes a parade of five.

The mischievous friends are having the time of their lives. But the noise is too much for Mama Owl. She needs to create a distraction.

It doesn’t last long.

Title: Bim Bam Boom
Author/Illustrator: Frederic Stehr
Publisher: Gecko Press, $16.99
Publication Date: September 2017
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781776571369
For ages: 1+
Type: Early Learning