Friday, November 9, 2012

Laugh-Out Loud Baby by Tony Johnston - OPTIONAL

Johnston, Tony  Laugh-Out Loud Baby  Illustrated by Stephen Gammell  Simon and Schuster, 2012.  $16.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

In this beautifully illustrated book, a baby has his first laugh.  To celebrate the beautiful joyous laugh, his parents invite friends, family and neighbors to their house were they eat a feast.  All the guests at the party laugh and talk, but the baby doesn’t laugh again at first.  Eventually, towards the end of the night the baby laughs for all of the visitors and then everyone kisses the baby as they leave the house.  

The story is not that engaging, but the illustrations are fun.  There is a small paragraph at the back of the book that explains the Navajo tradition that the book is based on, which helps the book make more sense and needs to be at the beginning.  

EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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