This endearing book captures the sweetness and fun of mother and child interaction with a clever, funny text and illustrations that are right on the mark. J. D. Lester’s funny nicknames come to life with Hiroe Nakata’s endearing, colorful artwork, resulting in a board book that is sweet, adorable, and fun—perfect for all new mommies and their babies to share.
This beautifully illustrated board book captures the odd sweetness often found in the adorable nicknames that mothers give their babies. From Splish-splash, a little green frog playing in a puddle, to Snuggle-up, a baby panda who loves a tree-top cuddle, mothers and children alike will enjoy reading and cuddling with this wonderful board book. Readers learn new ways to express their love for each other and are sure to love acting out each snuggly rhyme. The soft yet bright colors of the illustrations bring each verse to life. Children will enjoy finding the animals on the next to last page of the book, with the peacock taking center stage while the rest of the animals from the book gather around. The lyrical rhythm of this book make an excellent read aloud for story time or one-on-one reading with your own little snuggle bunny. Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants is the perfect choice for celebrating Mothers' Day or reading about the love between a mother and child any day of the year. This book is highly recommended for purchase for public libraries' board book collection. Reviewer: Meagan Albright