The second book in the #BabyLove series, #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, once again deals with technology and parenting. While this is a picture book, written for children to love and enjoy, the message is meant for everyone. The lyrical text is made up of rhyming couplets, telling the story of an energetic young toddler enjoying his day with his mommy. She wants to capture every moment, so the illustrations are seen through the perspective of the smartphone, complete with a selfie of #mommyandme #toddlerlife. The images are bright and bold, with lots of color, engaging young reader’s attention easily. When mommy puts the phone down, her toddler son picks it up and starts taking pictures, resulting in a great teachable moment for both adults and children. Corine Dehghanpisheh’s uses the text to explain to young readers about not picking up things that aren’t theirs, like phones. My son, who is three, loved the story and at the end wanted to tell me all about the time he took my phone without me knowing, hmmm. His fascination is easy to understand though, he sees us on them all the time, for work, taking pictures, he must wonder, what makes those silly phones so great. Which, is why Dehghanpisheh is, also, speaking to parents about putting down our phones and remembering that what matters most is enjoying right now with our little ones, giving them attention and love. This charming book is a fun and delightful read.

 

Note: I received a free copy from Book Publicity Services in exchange for an honest review

Published by Sarah BooksBeforeBandaids