-Perfect for babies and toddlers.
-Touch and feel luxurious textures and fabrics help to develop sensory awareness.
-Beautiful pictures of familiar and not-so-familar animals.
-Features fun rhyming text that parents and children will enjoy reading together.
It is always fun to have some tactile reinforcement for learning. In this "baby touch and feel" book, little ones will combine that experience with information about wild animals. The panda bear on the cover has a fuzzy white patch to touch. The African elephant has a soft leathery seat and the zebra has soft stripes to touch. The leopard has many spots help to hide it in its habitat and the simulated fur is there for petting, although one would not want to do that to a real leopard. The iguana has bright scales that feel more like the elephants leathery skin while the toucan's feathers are more like fur. The koala's nose is just black and soft. The pictures are excellent, the tactile lessons will be easily absorbed and kids will not be quite as fussy about the exact way something feels as this reviewer who felt that aspect of the book was not entirely successful. 2005, Priddy Books/St. Martin's Press, Ages 1 to 4.