Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Baa! Oink! Moo! by Rhonda Gowler Greene, Illustrated by David Walker

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This is an adorable little board book. It would make a great gift for 1-6 year olds, would be the age bracket I would give it. the back of the book says juvenile fiction. It's a rhyming book that talks about the different animals you would find on the farm. Each page has two 4-line stanzas. The one stanza asks the question about who makes the animal do what it does and the second stanza answers the question. Here's an example. This one was my favorite the first time I read through the book.

Mama, look!
That chinny-chin-chin!
Who made that beard
and grinny-grin-grin?

A rascal in
a hairy coat...
Only God
can make a goat.

Meh-eh-eh.

Each page talks about how God made the animal. I love the emphasis on God creating. Rhonda has also written a book called "Only God Can Make a Kitten". The premise for both books is the same, though the Kitten book would be geared for older children and, of course, features different things that God made.

The illustrations are very well-done. I'm not sure what the style would be called. I'm sure there's a professional name. I think of it as more of a smudge drawing, where the backdrop is a little fuzzy, but then the animals and people are more clear, but not quite real to life. Was that confusing to anyone? As you can tell, I have no idea on my art terms. Suffice it to say, I like the illustrations. I think David did a very good job.

I love this book and if you are looking for a gift for a little one or even a new baby gift, I would recommend this one. It is pretty good size,  8X8 would be my guess without using a ruler and according to Amazon, it is 8.2 x 8.2.

I received this book from Book Look Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review.

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