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Board Book Review: If I Were a Whale

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Board Book Review: If I Were a Whale

Taking your time will be easy with this book, because you’ll want to really look at these images and admire the fantastic use of watercolor

We received this book in exchange for an honest review

Review Date: April 10th, 2019

Written by: Shelley Gill
Illustrated by: Erik Brooks

Cover Copy

Spyhopping, twisting, and slapping my tail, I’d have fun every day if I were a whale!

if i were a whale

Review

This is another adorable (and gorgeously illustrated) “If I Were A…” book! I believe this was the original one that started the series. It’s super cute and fun! I like the rhythmic nature of the wording, though sometimes the cadence sort of shifts to accommodate some extra syllables. But if you take time reading it and don’t try to read it all in one long go, it shouldn’t trip you up.

And taking your time will be easy with this book, because you’ll want to really look at these images and admire the fantastic use of watercolor in some of them. It’s simple, and yet really evokes that feeling of being underwater!

We also learn a lot of cool facts about a bunch of different types of whales, which is nice! Not sure how much of that information the baby is actually attaining at this point, but it’s fun for her sister to sit in on and learn about while she’s being read to!

if i were a whale

Kid Ratings

  • Slobber Durability: 9/10
  • NOM Resistance: 9/10
  • Tear and Fold Resistance: 9/10
  • Font Readability: 10/10
  • Baby Engagement: 8/10
  • Mommy Engagement: 9/10

Reader, Author, Bookstagrammer, and Mom; Alexis runs Nerdy Post, a fandom artwork box as well as serves as chief editor and writer on Drop and Give me Nerdy.

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