From CHILDS PLAY BOOKS con Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Baby Board Books)
This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.
This charming board book is beautifully illustrated with colourful and captivating pictures which simply ooze fun and laughter. The familiar rhyme means children will love acting this song out with parents or siblings, ensuring that your house will be full of the sound of laughter. (babyworld.co.uk, March 2005)
For children just beginning to understand that marks on paper have meaning, this sturdy board book links literacy with other experiences by providing the words and actions for a familiar song. The funny verses are included too(‘If you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream!’), together with endearing pictures of babies from a range of ethnic groups acting out the song together. And on the outside back cover is the music – useful for adult accompanists, but also a good introduction for children to the idea that there is more than one set of written symbols in the world. (Under Five 2004-03-01)
These are eternally popular and enjoyable action nursery rhyme, and they have been given a fun treatment in these new baby board books by Annie Kubler. Featuring adorable happy babies, these books are sure to appeal to the under threes. (SPPA Learning Through Play 2004-06-01)
“Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream,” Come on, you know the words, “merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” But did you know there were more words?
“Rock, rock, rock your boat, gently down the stream. If you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream!”
“Row, row, row your boat, gently to the shore. If you see a lion, don’t forget to roar!”
I have to admit that my knowledge for this song only extended to the first two lines and I was delighted to find that there was more of it. Still, even six lines of a song doesn’t seem much with which to fill a book, yet Annie Kubler’s illustrations turn this simple song into a great action book for babies and toddlers.
My four month old daughter sits in with the older children for story time but this is the first real baby book I’ve read to her (shame on me). She was chuckling with laughter at the bright colours as we rowed and rocked along and it is proof, if any were needed, that even the youngest of babies can get great stimulation and enjoyment out of the right books. So that’s another ten minutes to be added to our story time each day.
Oh, and for parents, the tune and the words are printed on the back of each book so you’ve no excuse for not singing along. (Cork Evening Echo 2004-02-01)