As you may have gathered from previous posts, the toddler is currently obsessed with books. The fact that words like “book” and “story” are in her vocabulary mean that she’s not only able to go and grab books from her shelf when she wants one read to her, but she can also stand in her cot and demand one after we’ve put her to bed! Animals are one of her favourite things and she’s getting rather good with the noises some of them make, so we decided to test her a bit with Do Cats Moo? and Do Sharks Bark? by Salina Yoon.
These two books use funny, rhyming verse and flaps to give children some fantastic opportunities to shout out animal noises as they lift a flap on each double page spread. They really are books perfect for reading aloud and sharing.
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AD: We’ve loved reviewing Do Cats Moo? and Do Sharks Bark? by @salinayoon Sent to us by @gmcpublications little @tubestopbaby has had great fun learning about animal sounds and opening flaps! Review over on Penny Reads – link in bio. #review #childrensbook #bookreviews #children #toddler #toddlerbook #boardbook #picturebook #toddlersofinstagram #epig #pennyreads
With bright colours, and clear illustrations children can easily spot animals that they are already familiar with and learn to recognise new ones. The big flaps are just the right size for little toddler hands to open them up as they share the book with you.
At the end of each book is a two gate-fold grand finale, where children can see all the animals from the book together one one page. The perfect opportunity to see if they can remember all the noises they make.
About Salina Yoon
A little fact about author and illustrator Salina Yoon for you that I discovered when researching this post – as well as having written nearly 200 books for children (some of which we’ve reviewed before) she also co-authored and illustrated Marie Kondo’s (yes her of tidying fame) childrens book *Kiki and Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship.
Where to buy Do Cats Moo? and Do Sharks Bark?
Both books are published by Sterling Children’s Books and are available to buy online via the following links:
Disclaimer: We were sent copies of Do Cats Moo? and Do Sharks Bark? for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. All links marked * are affiliate links. If you buy a product through these links I receive a small commission (not even enough for a cuppa if I’m honest) but it will cost you no more than usual. Many thanks for all purchases you do make through links. They are very much appreciated.