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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Moo, Baa la la La! by Sandra Boynton, is a fun board book to help kids learn animal sounds. Exuberant verses will have youngsters oinking, mooing, and baaing before you know it. And the colorful art and funny text are a delight.
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What's the story?
An eclectic mix of animals frolic across the pages of this sparkling board book. Sandra Boynton's bouncy rhymes introduce an assortment of creatures and their signature sounds. A trio of warbling pigs add a dash of surprise and a comic touch that will keep little ones laughing. The artist's whimsically drawn illustrations, featuring merry animals, are beguiling.
Is it any good?
MOO, BAA, LA LA LA! is terrific for a broad age range of children. It's entirely functional, introducing tots to animals and teaching them the creatures' sounds. Yet Sandra Boynton's unique style breathes invigorating life into a well-worked format. Even children as young as 6 months old will react to the inflection of the reader's voice repeating the rhymes, and to the vivid art.
The text lends itself to a boisterous read-aloud session, and young children will have oodles of fun providing the animal sounds. In addition to having funny text and Boynton's gleeful illustrations, the pages are drenched in color. The comic strip-style drawings of the animals feature clean lines, offering enough detail to round out the text without cluttering the page.