Tickly Toes by Susan Hood, illustrated by Stephane Barroux
This playful board book looks at infants’ interest in their own toes, whether it is when they are being tickled by someone else, or when they see them in the bubbly bath water. Written as if a parent is addressing the baby directly, this book will read aloud well to the smallest of listeners. With illustrations that invite counting, this book is also an invitation to count baby’s own toes right now.
Hood avoids being too sing-songy in her rhyme, instead keeping it jaunty. Even when baby pulls of his booties and flings them away, the tone remains entirely positive and encouraging as baby finds his feet all on his own. The illustrations by Barroux are bright and large. They show the ten toes on many pages as well as a loving family environment around him.
Get your toes wiggling with this bright and bouncy board book. Appropriate for ages birth to 2.
Reviewed from digital galley received from Kids Can Press and NetGalley.