Monday, April 23, 2018

Two early learning board books for little ones with rubber duckies and sweet owls [Review & Giveaway - USA/CANADA]

Studio Fun $11.99 - 12 pgs
ISBN: 9780794441197

Sesame Street: 5 Little Rubber Duckies 

My thoughts: This is a bright, cheerful counting book that will appeal to little ones. Not only are they counting in reverse (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) but they also have an oversized numeral on each page that they can trace within the outline. Then at the top of the book they can move the little duckies to show how many are on the page they are counting.

This is "hands on" and "manipulated" learning that surely implants the lesson in the little one's mind.

The story is a bit of rhyming words though not quite poetry. It is cute in that the rubber duckies are out having fun-time adventures and not all like to go when called.

A cute counting book with the added functionality of tracing and hands-on counting. The is a durable board book sure to survive much love.

About the book: This is educational fun for little ones 2 and up, as they learn their numbers with Elmo and friends!

Join Ernie and his friends on Sesame Street as they try to find five little rubber duckies in this fun, hands-on board book! With touch and trace elements perfect for little hands and plastic duckies to push and count along, this book is the perfect story time activity for early learners. Also available in Spanish (5 Patitos de Hule)!

10, 9, 8…Owls Up Late! 

Silver Dolphin $9.99
 26 pgs - Ages 3-5
ISBN: 9781684121847
My thoughts:  Some of these little owls have an "I don't want to go to sleep yet" attitude. Not bad, just something mama Owl needs to deal with.

This charming little counting book has cut out spots that are two-fold. First, you see it highlighting an owl or so with each page turn. Secondly, when you turn the page the right side's cut outs now become the left side and they reveal little critters that your little one can identify.

The little purple owl is the social owl and he flits from one branch or one critter to another socializing. Mama owl finally has them all tucked in the nest.

You'll notice as you read that the deep blue of night lightens a bit with each page until it is sunshiny bright. This is an opportunity to teach that owls are nocturnal.

Not only are there owls to take note of, there is a host of other critters from a tiny snail to a frisky squirrel that scamper around the tree, too. A little grey mouse also scampers about collecting the fruit on the tree and has it all piled up by the end of the story. Don't miss the tiny snail that creeps upward on the tree trunk only to fall near the end and have to begin his journey anew.

This is a delightful counting book with the end pages providing an opportunity to see the owls all in rows to be counted all over again. The book is durable board book that will survive the love and attention a small child gives.

About the book: 
"Ten little owls are playing in a tree, 
hopping and hooting happily. 
But Mama Owl calls from down in the nest, 
“It’s bedtime now; it’s time to rest.” 

Peek through the pages and spot the mischievous owls in this fun counting book, perfect for bedtime! Featuring fun rhyming text, funny illustrations and peek-through die-cut pages. Ten cheeky, bouncy, noisy owls are playing in a tree. It's bedtime, but they're having far too much fun to go to sleep! Uh-oh. Will Mummy Owl ever convince all her little owlets to fly down to the nest?

1 Winner Receives a Copy of Both Books
Begins April 23
Ends May 14 at 12:01 a.m. EDT
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a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of each book to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and are freely given. Winner's copies will be sent by publicist or publisher directly to the winner.


  1. Sweet illustrations that make the owl book whimsical. I want to turn the pages and see all the owls for myself and to share with my younger grandkids. Sesame Street always has ways to learn about the world around us and relationships.

  2. these are wonderful. and so colorful. i remember how much my two loved sesame street. i have a great niece that at Christmas time these would be perfect for.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  3. Great books for the age that Dylan is right now!! thanks for the chance

  4. These look like fun board books! Thanks for sharing at Booknificent Thursday on!

  5. My grand kids would enjoy these , thanks for the chance Treen Goodwin Rafflecopter name :)

  6. As a Sesame Street fan, I would love to win the Sesame Street book and the other book can go to my niece for her next birthday party


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