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Love You Head to Toe

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As a bookseller, the number one question I get asked by my customers is, "What book is comparable?" I would liken, Love You Head to Toe, to Mem Fox's, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes. Little ones ages 0 to 3 will no doubt feel they are loved as they curl up with a caring adult to enjoy the ebb and flow of this playful, exploratory book.
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This was a really cute book showing the bond between parent/child in both the human world and the animal world.  I loved the cut-paper collage illustrations and the diversity of the people.  A wonderful book I'm sure my granddaughter will love as she gets older.
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On each page of this book, human babies are compared with animal babies in their activities throughout the day. Baby wakes up like a sea star in the sun. They play like a kitten batting at a butterfly. Baby toddles like a bear cub. They bundle up like a penguin. They eat like a chipmunk, filling their cheeks with food. The book contains many similes and metaphors and even the smallest child will enjoy looking at the animals and the ways that they are just the same.

The text is simple and straight-forward, showing the direct comparisons between baby and animal in a charming way. Activities like crawling, diaper changes, hopping, and toddling make this book accessible to all children. The illustrations show a diverse group of babies, ranging in age from around six months to one year. Done in collage, they are simple enough for little ones and delightful as well.

A winning book for infants and toddlers. Here’s hoping it comes out as a board book soon. Appropriate for ages 1-3.
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Vibrant, appealing, and storytime-worthy are just a few of the things I can say about this picture book.  It’s potential for lapsit, family read-alouds, and before bed reading is evident in its rhyming fun. The inclusion of diversity in the babies is a big plus, as is the collage patterns used.   The clever way the animal and baby images are linked (by small details)!will make this a favorite for.babies and their caregivers.
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Ashley Barron’s Love you Head to Toe, written in the second person, addresses a “Baby” (indeed many different babies, as the dynamic and colorful illustrations reveal), who are going about their daily baby activities. On each page, the narrator compares the baby to a particular animal. This title is perfect for toddlers and babies who are in a mimicking stage, and will prompt some fun games in animal sounds and actions.

Thanks to Owlkids and NetGalley for the advance copy of this title.
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A very cute book!  I really liked the diversity of the babies, which makes it relatable to all parents and the love that they have for their babies. The similies in the book compared the babies to an animal and their actions. There isn't really a plot, but it walks you through a day with the baby and how much love there is for the baby.

*I received this book in return for an honest review
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My classroom of 2 year olds loved the pictures in this book. They were very excited to identify the animals they were familiar with, and to see the babies acting in the same ways as the animals. They were curious about the unfamiliar animals and enjoyed trying to name the unfamiliar animals. They even enjoyed "acting" like the animals and babies. My only complaint about this book is that it was too long. My kids lost interest about halfway through the book. If this book was published in 2 parts (Love You Head to Toe and Love You Head to Toe 2) then it would be perfect for my Toddlers.
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Adorable book for toddlers and babies! Cute pictures, nice book to read before bed or nap time, I like that it's simple enough where they can "read" along too.
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This is a sweet book comparing babies and animals, which is a wonderful way to show little ones that we are all connected and more alike than unalike. The images are sweet and I appreciate that there are babies of all colors included. "from chipmunk cheeks to froggy feet", I love this book complete.
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This book is an incredibly cute one to read to your baby or toddler, and would be a great baby shower gift. It features beautiful cut paper/collage illustrations as well as diverse families, and compares the ways that babies behave during their daily activities to various baby animals (monkey, turtle, and penguin to name a few).
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I have to admit, I’m a sucker for illustrations of babies, and the babies in this book (human and animal) are precious. I also love the paper cutout illustrations. They’re simple, but that’s good because this book is aimed towards babies and toddlers. The author does a great job of including babies of different ages and races, with Mom and Dad, so I hope it’s relatable for many if not most families. This one makes a great storytime read because it mentions a lot of different movements. The comparisons of babies to different animals, complete with illustrations, also make it a great concept book for the little ones. It’s short and simple, great for short attention spans, and super sweet. I loved it.
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Beautifully illustrated picture book that would be perfect for snuggling at bedtime or to read in a baby storytime. Love the diversity and the adorable animal juxtaposition. Sometimes  the cadence of the rhymes don't flow smoothly, but overall a wonderful addition to any home or public library! Thank you Netgalley!
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Love You Head To Toe is an adorable book about babies and comparing things they do to animals.  Everything rhymes and the illustrations are made of paper piecing which you know I am alll about.  Some of the animals featured are sea stars, turtles, kangaroos, hedgehogs.  Each animal is illustrated as well as an illustration of an ADORABLE baby in a similar pose to the animals.  A ton of work must have gone into these illustrations alone!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review.  This book will be published March 15 from Owlkids Books.
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Ahhhh.  This simple rhyming book matches animal actions to baby actions, like how turtles crawl through the sand, or kittens bat at butterflies.  The story is adorable, rhymes have a nice cadence, and the paper illustrations are inclusive of various races.  Very well done book for babies and toddlers.
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I'm always on the lookout for great Baby Storytime books and this one is definitely going on my list. It has wonderfully diverse illustrations so every baby gets to see someone who looks like them. The animals and action words on each spread make for fantastic interactive opportunities that will keep babies interested and encourage them to play along as they are read too. Grownups will enjoy the text as well and the sweet sentiments it invites them to share with their little ones.
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Such a cute read! I read this with my toddler girl and she just loved it! A story for either parent but I feel hits close to a mommy's heart. The content is short, sweet and rhymes. This is a perfect pre nap or bedtime read. I like the choice of characters as a lot of them are easy for my daughter to identify.. In my new parent role as amazing story teller I can use my best voice to impersonate the animals. This book is also very diverse and I enjoy a good kids book that identifies with the many diverse families in my little urban city. This book would make a perfect gift and I'm very excited to add it to my daughters little library.
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Rhyming similes, cut- paper collage art, and a parade of the cutest diverse babies ever.... makes this book delightful.  "Love You Head to Toe" will warm hearts as young readers engage in this adorable book that compares newborn babes with similar actions and antics of baby animals.  

The illustrations are masterpieces.  Created from cut-paper they are bright, expressive and playful.  They equate the sweet infants to a starfish, a kitten, a duckling, a penguin, a cheeky monkey, a sleepy hippo, a little otter baby and my most favourite - a hedgehog baby, just to name a few.  

"You're my little hedgehog baby,
When I wipe your bum,
Curled up in a hedgehog ball,
Until the cleanup's done."  

The story moves along powered by actions verbs and documents a day in the life of a baby from morning until bedtime.   Love for precious babies ooze from parents to their sweet bundles of joy letting them know that they are a treasure and a gift to be cherished always.  The book would be perfect to share at bedtime wrapped in a cuddle and a lovely gift to give to new parents when their new baby arrives to grace their family and home.  Highly recommended.
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This is a delightful picture book for parents to read to their young children that conveys the love they have for them. Children of all nationalities are included, so most families will be able to identify with at least one family. I read this to my 2 year old and 5 year old grandchildren and they both enjoyed it. They talked about when they were that small. They also have a baby brother so could identify with what is happening with him as well. Each two page spread has both animals and humans as a comparison. Normal, everyday events are shown such as a young child making a mess while eating on one page and a chipmunk on the other. The text says:

Baby, you’re just like a chipmunk,
When it’s time for lunch.
Filling chubby chipmunk cheeks,
Messy as you munch.

Overall a cute and delightful book that toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
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I didn’t like the writing in this book—some of the rhymes felt forced and some of the word choices weren’t very inspired. Love the illustrations, though!
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Lyrical text, simple and gorgeous illustrations, actions that go along with the text perfectly. This book is perfect for babies through toddlers. Parents of infants can use the rhyming text while they go out and about with their child at the pool, on a walk or daily routines. For toddlers, this is a great way to connect text to the outer world but acting out the different animals.

Diverse babies are drawn making this a universally loved book for all kids.
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