60. Bounce Bounce Bounce: A Lap Game Book for Babies by Kathy Henderson, illustrated by Carol Thompson
This isn’t a story, and it isn’t entirely a structured game either. Realistically I think DD is too little for it, and we may do better with it in about a year, or even more, when she’s running, jumping, pushing boundaries and more. Each double page features first a sentence and picture describing and showing ‘correct’ behaviour with a piece of furniture or common object, and then the second shows and describes a more active and sometimes (depending on the family and its rules) a boundary pushing way of using it. So the first page says, “Chairs are for sitting on.” The pictures shows a woman sitting on an armchair, stroking a cat on her lap, while the little boy shown throughout sits at her feet with a toy in his lap. The next page’s text reads, “Bounce bounce bounce!” and shows the toddler bouncing with his toy on the armchair while the cat flees.
I think this is one we’ll keep back for later.
- Bounce, Bonce, Bounce! (cakelleys.wordpress.com)