How do you read a book with just a single word on each page? The reading would be over rather quickly if you just read the animal name. You can instead use this book to talk and interact with your child. For example, with the snail on the first page, could you talk about how slowly a snail moves while running your finger slowly up your baby's arm? For example, could you "meow" on the cat page? Will your baby understand what you are doing or saying? No, but she is making connections between sounds, images, and the feeling of your touch that will help her with her language in the coming months and years.