Why did we select this book?
Your baby's developing eyes see best when there are strong contrasting colors. Raising Readers liked how Maine artist Betsy Thompson used a thick black line to surround her colors, allowing the animals to take shape for your child.
The high contrast images of Maine animals would be enough reason to share this book with you, but her words also make gentle sounds and rhymes. Use this book to slow down the pace of your day and to talk about the animals in the trees around your house. The more you read and talk with your child, the stronger and smarter he or she will become.