Talk-About-Books feature a simple text and engaging photographs intended to encourage discussion and the development of literacy. Each book is illustrated with realistic and comforting photographs. Children from various familial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds experience friends and pets in their many wonderful incarnations. The simple text and engaging photos invite and encourage discussion between adult and child as they have fun exploring the images together.
Debbie Bailey has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, a B.Ed., and an M.A. in Applied Psychology. Her interest in board books developed when she began reading to her daughter. Debbie teaches kindergarten. Sue Huszar has worked as a professional photographer for over 20 years. She started out as a photojournalist but went on to establish her own studio.
(reviewed with Sisters) These washable board books will appeal especially to toddlers who are themselves younger siblings, or to those who are about to become big brothers or sisters. Recommended.--Patricia L.M. Butler, librarian, Vancouver BC"Canadian Materials, Vol. 21, No. 4" (09/01/2003)