by Carly Madden
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 09 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 16 Dec 2021
In Hungry Pets, children are presented with a series of bright and funny pet characters, each with their mouth wide open (a v-fold pop-up), eagerly awaiting a tasty treat.
The reader can choose a 'dangly' snack (hanging from the spine of the book) to feed to each animal. Hungry dog might want to chomp on a bone but wouldn’t it be funny to give her cat’s tasty fish treat instead? What would dog say about that?
This delightful series of pre-school books encourages young children to engage with the book and converse with the parent or carer, form connections between the animal characters and what they like to eat, and to practice hand-eye coordination through play.
They can choose to either pick the correct food to give each animal or can engage in ‘silly play’ by offering knowingly inappropriate foods to each character.
For more fun with feeding more animals, you may be interested in Hungry Animals,another title from the Feeding Time series, this time with creatures of the wild!
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 13 members
This is sure to be an oft-repeated favorite! This vivid, adorable board book offers both pop-ups and interactive pieces for young readers to "feed" various pets. The text is short and simple, but contains expressive words that little ones will love to hear and imitate. This is definitely a read-with-me book due to delicate pieces and parts, but what toddler won't love looking at pets and playing pretend? This is as close to a guaranteed hit as I can imagine! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
OK, so this wasn't a book that was ideal to review digitally, but what I saw was fine – to a point. We get four household creatures that are hungry – a parrot, a bunny, a cat and a dog, and the flaps that open up show them mouths agape and starving. So you have to choose one of four food ribbons dangling from the structure of the book to 'feed' to each animal. In other words, no you cannot feed the cat with the parrot, however much that would be a realistic option. Instead, moggie gets a piddly little fish for his lunch – or would you rather switch and swap, and give the animals nonsense foodstuffs? The dog must have tried watermelon some time in her life, surely?! Let's face it, this isn't a book, but it's a tool for getting the very young hand used to handling and interacting with a book, and that is a vital part of anyone's household set-up.
This is going to be an adorable print book for kids! I really loved it and all the animal sounds. Kids will get a kick out of the interactive parts (and learn things in the process). A great all-in-one book.
Cute book with what appears to be adorable flaps and little "snacks" for kids to feed the animals, loved it! Definitely a cute paper book to help improve those fine motor skills.
Really cute! This book is great for teaching young kids problem-solving in a fun, interactive way, using some of the animals they're likely to see in their daily lives! Early child educators and librarians can easily adapt this book for read-alouds and storytimes by using puppets or felt stories to make it come alive for a larger crowd.
Hungry Pets is a wonderfully interactive book for toddlers! The story is simple, each page asks the reader to feed a different animal one of the foods attached. Kids will love figuring out the right choice and feeding the animals! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
Thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Happy Yak for a free digital copy. A simple and fun board book about feeding pets. A cat, a rabbit, a bird, and a dog. They are all hungry and you need to identify what they need to eat. Colorful and appropriate for toddlers.