Where's the Baby? A Spotting Book by Birtta Teckentrup
Where's the Baby? A Spotting Book
Review Copy from Big Picture Press, an imprint of Candlewick Press
Story: As a spotting book, there is not a narrative. However, as with all the books in this series, each page is accompanied by two rhyming quatrains with information about the animal on the page and clues as to where it is hidden.
Pictures: This is the eighth book by Teckentrup I have reviewed and I adore her illustration style, which can be quite varied. For this series, she employs a collage that works to hide what the reader is looking for. Her palette is muted and elegant. I could easily see her work framed and hanging on a wall. On top of that, as a Big Picture Press publication, the design is gorgeous, from the paper-over-board cover to the thick, matte pages.
Why Read? Why Buy?: Read this book if you love a good spotting book. Buy this book if you love elegant picture books and lovely artwork. Also, this series is PERFECT for long car rides and trips. I always had a backpack stocked with new books and toys whenever we had a long plane or train ride ahead of us and I would definitely have bought all of Teckentrup's books to fill the bill.
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