Storytime Treasures: A Book Review for Infants Toddlers and Preschoolers
By Beth Loud

A truly adorable new board book shaped like a dog with movable eyes and wagging tail is Bloodhound Ben. With every new adventure he wags his tail happily. $4.99; Written by Stewart Cowley, Illustrated by Sonia Canals, Joshua Morris Publishers.

Tom Arma's Funny Faces has made us smile once again with his new book of babies in colorful animal costumes. It can be used as 10 free standing photo frames. $5.99; Grosset & Dunlap Publishers.

Here comes twenty, brightly colored racing cars going around the track: Vroom Chugga, Vroom Vroom. This reminds me of Chica Chica Boom Boom with numbers. This is a wonderful toddler counting book. $15.95; Written by Anne Miranda, Illustrated by David Murphy, Turtle Books Publishers.

Cowboy Baby by Sue Heap is a terrific imagination story for bedtime or anytime. Cowboy Baby must travel to gather all his friends before Sheriff Pa can tuck him in for the night. $15.99; Candlewick Press.

A truly great read aloud for preschoolers answers the question the title asks, What are Friends For? Jefferson Bear and Figgy Twosock's tale describes true friendship and illustrations make the story heartwarming. $15.99; Written by Sally Grindley, Illustrated by Penny Dunn, Publisher Kingfisher.


Beth Loud, RN is the manager of the Children's Department at R.J. Julia's Booksellers in Madison.


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