The babies are back! As the days start warming up and daylight gets longer, celebrate the wonder of blooming spring days and balmy summer afternoons with the fun-loving babies in the Babies in the Park board book series! From award-winning author Kathryn O. Galbraith and illustrator Adela Pons (our very own in-house graphic designer!) come the last two books in the series, featuring a set of energetic characters who love to play in the park all year long.
“Vibrant, jewel-tone artwork and simple texts are the hallmarks of these engaging introductions to the natural world… Upbeat and active early concept books for young explorers.” —School Library Journal
“With its companions, a sweet and cheery introduction to the seasons for the youngest readers.” —Kirkus Reviews
All four of the Babies in the Park board books celebrate their respective seasons with bright, inviting color palates and talk of typical seasonal activities and outdoor occurrences, such as rainy days and dandelions, butterflies and bees.
Spirited, rhyming text coupled with colorful, graphic art help to introduce early concepts such as shapes, numbers, and repetition, while also encouraging an appreciation for nature and imaginative play. Each board book makes for a great stand-alone read, but when the books are looked at side-by-side, readers can see the familiar park landscape change according to each season.
For fun activity suggestions and inspiration for seasonal outdoor play, check out our Babies in the Park activity sheets for spring and summer, as well as for autumn and winter. You’ll find fun ideas for celebrating the wonder of each and every season!
Curious about how illustrator Adela Pons created the beautiful artwork for the whole series? Check out the feature, “From the Sketchbook: Adela Pons” from Children’s Book Council!