Open This Little Book (Jesse Klausmeier)

Hello, everyone! Today we read Open This Little Book, written by Jesse Klausmeier and illustrated by Suzy Lee, a fun and interactive book of colors for little bookworms.

Open this little book, and you will find… another book! And inside that, another! There’s a red book with a green book inside, and a yellow book inside of that. Each is filled with a different story about a different animal, each animal getting bigger as the book that contains them gets smaller. What stories lie between the pages of this little book? You’ll have to open them to see!

This was a very different book about colors, and we loved it! The books-within-books gimmick is perfect for curious little hands, and JJ spent a good long time after our initial read-through just flipping the pages and identifying the colors. There’s also some animal identification and a short story about friendship and helping others, as well as a celebration of the love of books. The art is adorable, and brings to mind the style of classic storybook art like Winnie The Pooh and Little Bear. The length is perfect, and it’s great for inquisitive little bookworms. We had a lot of fun with this one, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!

Tuck Me In! & Who’s Hungry? (Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt)

(Note: A copy of these books was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the author in exchange for an honest review.)

Hello, friends! We’re mixing things up a bit today and giving you two reviews in one: Tuck Me In! and Who’s Hungry?, both by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt, two adorable interactive books about bedtime and mealtime!

The premise of each book is simple: the titles ask the question of who is hungry or tired, and each page has a different animal saying that they are! Then, the reader flips a flap over to; in Tuck Me In!, tuck the animal into bed or, in Who’s Hungry?, feed them their preferred food.

These books were so great! They are perfect for babies and toddlers, with bright, colorful, and friendly illustrations, and simple yet educational interaction that any reader who can turn a page can participate in. Both books teach identifying animals, and Who’s Hungry? has the added bonus of teaching about their diets as well. Even the pages are made of a sturdy material for younger readers who can be a bit tough on books. JJ had so much fun with these, she played with them for a long while after storytime! These are great staples for any baby bookworm’s library, and we highly recommend them! Baby Bookworm approved!