Hello, friends! Our book today is I Want That!, written by Hannah Eliot and illustrated by Ana Sanfelippo, a delightful twist on turn-the-wheel board books that lets little readers choose their own adventure.
Babies want lots of things! Food when they’re hungry, hats for their heads, and toys for playtime (or the bathtub)! In this board book, a collection of little tykes are on a quest for the things that they want, and it’s up to the reader to decide what it is they’re looking for. Which each scenario, the reader is given a wheel of options to give to baby, after which they get to see baby’s reaction to their choice on the next page. Lastly, after a long day eating, playing, and disposing of stinky stuff, it’s bedtime for babies.
Unique and fun! This one revolves around the extremely clever design of the option wheels, which allow little ones to experience how the story is directly affected by their choices. It’s engaging and unique, and makes the title exciting to reread. JJ, for instance, had a marvelous time picking out each hat for one toddler, then flipping the page to see how it looked on the baby’s head. Eliot’s text is simple and easy to read aloud, and Sanfelippo’s bright and cheerful illustrations are charming while also incorporating a diverse representation of skintones. The length is perfect for a quick read, and we enjoyed it immensely. Definitely pick this one up for your youngest bookworms – it’s Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)