Britannica’s Baby Encyclopedia (Sally Symes)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Britannica’s Baby Encyclopedia, written by Sally Symes and illustrated by Hanako Clulow, a delightful compendium of basic knowledge for brand new humans.

There’s a lot to learn about the world we live in – where does a person start? Encyclopedias have always been a great source of information for curious minds, and in that tradition, this baby encyclopedia provided an array of knowledge about human life to the smallest of bookworms, from how our bodies work to numbers and shapes to the foods we eat. Over the course of eight chapters, babies and toddlers can learn the basics of human knowledge in engaging and fun ways.

Marvelous! Symes and Clulow, joined by child development expert Dr. Amanda Gummer and a plethora of subject matter experts, create a fabulous compendium of early-learning topics in this board book encyclopedia for the tiniest readers. The text reads both like a story and an encyclopedia entry, allowing for quick reference, or lengthier perusal and read-alouds. Each chapter is expertly constructed to cover topics like weather, pets, the senses, or vehicles in ways that are mentally stimulating, both visually and narratively. Clulow’s diverse, colorful, and stylish illustrations catch the eye but never overwhelm, and liberal use of onomatopoeia throughout add excitement, as well as an additional way for young children to connect with the material. The length is great, JJ enjoyed it, and we highly recommend it; we can easily see this becoming a must-buy for new babies. Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by a representative of the publisher in exchange for an honest.)

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