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Baby Beluga (Raffi Songs to Read) Board book – August 12, 1997
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The editorial comments regarding Ashley Wolff's illustrations are harsh. As an artist, I regard the work to be first-rate! The mostly analogous color palette (ocean blues and greens) is bright and true to life, while the expressions are communicative and warm. Perhaps, a little more contrast between the Beluga Whales and the sea is in order, but that is a personal preference. Besides, compared to ANY of the severely cold computer-generated images available in books today, the illustrations in this book are superior. "Baby Beluga" is a delightful book independently, although, combined with the music; it is IRRESISTIBLE! One-year and up.
There seems to be a natural interest among many children about things that live in the ocean. This book fuels that interest.
The book is fun, well illustrated, and a joy to read. Do your children ask you to read them some books over and over again? Mine do, and this is one that has had the covers nearly read off of it!
If you haven't seen this book, give it a try. It's also a good book for beginning readers to work on.
Top notch! 5 stars!
Baby Beluga has delightful illustrations of "sea creatures" (whales, penguins, etc) as well as making the song personal by including a young eskimo child in the book. Most children are fans of whales, seals and the like anyways, but parents should enjoy reading this book to their children. It's easy to read, with clear, large print and simple pictures. Great for the toddler age to read or sing along and the short enough for the under 18 months crowd. And while the animals are not labeled, it would be perfect for a before and after book if you take young children to an aquarium or zoo.
In the end, fine for my animal loving two year old who already knows every animal on the planet...he won't be confused...BUT not so great for my little one who still needs to learn his animals.
Side note...I was so disturbed and angered by this page that I looked it up. Turns out there is a dolphin that looks like a whale....but I'm pretty sure the picture in this book is just of whales. Even if it was intended to be this particular kind of dolphin, a standard gray dolphin should have been used...as this book is written for young children who may just be learning about animals.
Update. My friend fixed it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the book and the story, but there is no sheet music at the end of the book like some of the other Songs to Read books.Published 14 days ago by Joyce
Just what I was looking for for my friend's baby shower. Sturdy book for infants and toddlers.Published 18 days ago by KK
Baby loves the song, so of course we had to get the book! Book is exactly as pictured and too cute. We enjoy both reading and singing the book.Published 29 days ago by Flichte
My favorite to sing! My preschoolers love me singing it and soon they were able to sing with me too!Published 1 month ago by Rose Robinson