Best Friends: We Are Better Together (Priddy Books)

Hello, friends! Today, we’re reviewing Priddy Books’ Best Friends: We Are Better Together, created by Emma Jennings and written by Robyn Newton, a simple, fun, yet poignant board book that celebrates diverse cooperation.

Some things are just better together! For instance, lemons are fine, flour is nice, sugar is yummy and eggs and butter are great too. But when they’re put all together, they make a cake! And raspberries, strawberries and yogurt are all delicious alone, but when you mix them together, what do you get? A smoothie! And a bit of paper, a pair of scissors, some tape and ribbon? They can join together to wrap a present. Yes, things of all shapes, sizes, and materials can be wonderful on their own, but they are often better together!

What a great board book for little readers! From the adorable illustrations – doodles over photographs of each object or item – to the fun and easy-to-read rhymes, this was a delight for JJ, and great for object identification. And while there’s not as much a story as there is a concept, it’s a great one: it teaches children how things can come together to make something even better, and subtly shows that, with the right mix and bit of teamwork, diverse groups often have the best finished products. It’s a smart lesson taught in a very clever and entertaining way. We loved this one, and highly recommend it. Baby Bookworm approved!

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