Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Book Review: Stay Close to Mama by Toni Buzzeo

By: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrated by: Mike Wohnoutka
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Source: unbound book from publisher to review
Ages: 2 & up
3 stars: It's A Cute Read
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Preschoolers are sure to relate to Twiga's desire for independence in this gorgeously illustrated picture book about baby giraffe that is oh-so-curious. Full color. -quoted by Goodreads

Twig is an adorable little giraffe who's learning to gain a little of independence as he learns more about the world around him. His unease and not wanting to travel far from his mom is something young readers can easily relate to. While the illustrations in Twigs story are just as adorable as he is, I didn't get into the text as much I would have liked. There's not one thing I can pin point about the text that made me feel this way. It's definitely a cute story though and the illustrations are ones I think kids will really enjoy. 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~