Waiting for a baby is stressful, at least it is for long distance grandparents. Oh, let’s face it, for all grandparents. Catie’s brother’s due date has come and gone, and remembering my waiting, I thought this week the best fit would be a book that was a playful, easy read.
I think I found perfect one–Yusuke Yonezu’s board book, Guess What-Fruit (Michael Neugebauer, ages 2-4) The book opens to show two facing pages that seem to have the same image. One page depicts a fruit, but the image facing it, the one that appears to be the same, is covered by a sturdy flap. Lift the flap and surprise…it’s not a fruit after all, there’s an animal hiding beneath . On one side is an apple. But that second apple? Lift the flap and you discover a monkey with red over-sized ears. A banana becomes a duck’s bill, and so on.
Catie’s life is soon to be full of surprises. I thought I’d add one more.
There’s more of the same fun in Guess What-Food .