Jackson, Ellen Beastly Babies. Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. Beach Lane Books, 2015. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK. This rhyming read- aloud perfectly illustrates how much fun and how much work babies of all types can be. Babies muss, fuss, whine, and wail. But no matter how challenging little ones can be, someone is always there to love them at the end of the day. "Making mischief, having fun, each is precious, every one. In a knoll, a hole, or nest, Mamas love their babies best." This would be an excellent book to snuggle with to teach and explore many common animals with youngsters. The illustrations are bold and bright and colorful. Games like, "Can you find the red bird?" or "Where is the baby duck?" would be fun one-on-one story time activities. Pre-K. EL (K-3). Optional. Reviewer: SL.
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