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Quack Quack, Maisy
Author: Lucy Cousins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Binding: Board Book
Year Distributed: 2012 - 2013
Availability: Past Books
Themes/Topics: Animals, Farm animals
Maisy, the favorite mouse of so many babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, feeds the animals on her farm. The reader gets to experience all of the animals' wonderful noises and Lucy Cousins' bold illustrations.
Age Group 4 months
What’s Happening at this Age
- Beginning to swipe at books
- ‘Helping’ turn pages by batting at the book
- Laughing and making more sounds including back and forth ‘conversations’
Your baby is much more aware of the world around them now. They can turn their head toward sounds and smile or frown in response to things they hear. They’re also working to have control of their arms and hands. They may reach toward a book as you read it and try to grab it themselves. Making sure books are always within reach can help them with this. Continue to read to them and start to gently guide their hand to pat the pictures as you talk about what’s on the pages. Making reading time interactive will be thrilling for them!
Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 4-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!
Why did we select this book?
The Maisy board books have illustrations with bold solid-color backgrounds and thick black lines surrounding the characters, animals, and objects. These two features make it easier for you baby's eyes to focus on the page and discover all the surprises there. The book also creates a reason for you to play with animal sounds with your baby.
Your baby loves the sound of your voice and enjoys each new word or sound they hear from you. When you make the “moo” of a cow or the “neigh” of a horse, you are not only making sounds that will make your baby curious, you are also helping them start to make connections between things. They will someday know that a cow goes “moo” and a horse goes “neigh” all because you spent time with them in your lap, pointing at the pictures, making the funny barnyard noises, and enjoying time together.
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