This unique board book features vibrant colors and imaginative, creative scenes made from felt and beads that come to life on the page. It's simply adorable to look at, and brings you back memories early elementary school-- the felt boards with animals or holiday items on them. It's a rhyming book that actually rhymes and has a nice, easy-to-read cadence, which is more than I can say for a LOT of children's books out there that are written by people who either cannot write and/or have never read their own books aloud to children. It's a pleasure to read books that flow and rhyme to my daughter, and this one does.
I give it four stars instead of five for two reasons: First, the pictures are a bit backwards from the words on a few pages. For example, the book will read, "Some dogs are quick, some dogs are slow"-- but the pictures show the slow dog on the left, and the quick dog on the right. It would make more sense in the reverse. I have to point out the quick dog on the right hand page and then go back over the left hand page to show the slow dog when reading to my daughter. No biggie, but a minor editorial thing that someone perhaps should have thought about up front, given that it is a book to be read aloud to small children. Second, despite the beauty of these pages, this book doesn't captivate my 13 month old quite as much as some of her other farm books or other board books. It's not a "favorite." But, she does sit quietly through it, which is a big plus sign. (If my daughter gets bored, I can't give a children's book more than a 3 star rating!) This book was gifted to her and, while I wouldn't put it in the "huge hit" category, it's a solid bedtime reading book that she does like.