When the temps are cold outside, it’s a great time to curl up with a good book, and our Hike it Baby members have some recommendations to help you make it to spring and warmer weather!

HIKE IT BABY COMMUNITY BOOK REVIEWS

KRISSA DEANS OF THE VANCOUVER, WA, BRANCH REVIEWED THIS BOOK FOR US!

Tallest Tree by Robert LieberMarch book review by Jessica Nave for Hike it Baby

While visiting the Redwoods in October 2017, we decided to buy souvenirs that would do more than sit and collect dust. We picked up a board book titled Tallest Tree and a set of stacking blocks. They both feature a poem, pictures of native wildlife and counting.

These proved to be useful in keeping our toddler entertained the remainder of our camping trip and fit right in with our books at home.

The book is nice when we want to snuggle in for a bedtime story. The stacking blocks are a blast when we want to make a three-foot-tall tree and be hands-on with learning the different animals, plants and insects native to that area.

Although my child will not have the strongest memories of our trip, knowledge of and respect for the environment we visited will be reinforced with every read.

 

MEG KEARNEY OF THE NORTH SHORE, MA, BRANCH REVIEWED THIS BOOK FOR US!

Maisy Goes Camping by Lucy CousinsMarch book review by Jessica Nave for Hike it Baby

Maisy Goes Camping is a really sweet book about Maisy and her friends finding a spot to camp, the struggles of putting up a tent, teamwork and how many friends you can fit in a tent! It’s silly and sweet! Great read for a new camper.

 

BECCA FROM THE YOKOSUKA, TOKYO, BRANCH REVIEWED THIS BOOK FOR US! 

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

March book review by Jessica Nave for Hike it BabyA wonderful family classic story/spoken word poem about a family wandering the world around them searching for a bear, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is visual as well as auditory. Just reading the story is enjoyable with kids of all ages. The story is experiential with the sound and motion words, creating a world for children. Even if you’ve never felt snow or mud, the descriptions help you understand and use your senses to feel what the characters are experiencing. When you add in motions and play along with the story, this becomes a full-body experience! We love going on a bear hunt at the park or on our local hikes to act out the story. It is so much fun inside and outside!

 

SAMANTHA MANBURG, OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK BRANCH, REVIEWED THIS BOOK FOR US!

Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brendan WenzelMarch book review by Jessica Nave for Hike it Baby

My son has loved this book since before he could hold it, and it continues to be a favorite. It has whimsical, colorful, fun artwork, and at the end of the book, it identifies all of the buggies. I love the idea of normalizing bugs for children instead of instilling fear. I can’t recommend this book enough!

 

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Beginning next month, our book review posts will focus on a theme. April’s theme is Earth Day. Make sure to check it out!

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