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Pictures could be confusing
on December 15, 2011
I really wanted to like this book a lot as a good guide to help my baby learn words. The pictures are generally vibrant, so I like that. I understand the desire was to have simple pictures with a solid background, but some of them do not much sense to me (maybe I need to be much younger?). There are various pictures of toys and animals as well as some time, color, counting (to 10) and the alphabet. But I wonder, why is a teddy bear a 'teddy bear' but a rubber duck a 'duck'? A toy boat, a 'boat'? A toddler on a toy 1950s car a 'car'? And why does the fish on the first page look like it's dead? How are eight multi-colored ball/sphere things 'candies'? Why does the little boy illustrating 'back' and 'front' sitting on his diaper in the 'back' view?
I like this book because it keeps my baby entertained as we look at the different pictures. She especially loves animals so the cat and dog are great on the first page. I think some of the pictures could be improved upon as it might be confusing to younger eyes. Some other pictures are just bizarre.