Rhyme Flies by Antonia Pisenti
Our family loves language playfulness: puns, jokes, rhyming, alliteration. . .So I went on a search for a board book for our newest family member: Elias. He’ll be coming to visit with his family next month, and I wanted to have a board book as part of his welcome. And I found the perfect book! Rhyme Flies is a super sturdy board book with foldout pages, enticing bold pictures, and enough language playfulness to cause outloud giggling. The book opens with a picture of an alarm clock on a bedside table. When you open the foldout: I giant crocodile with an alarm clock for a head with the words “Alarm Croc.” It’s a wonderful read aloud, where adults can guess what the joke will be, and on follow-up readings, pause while the toddler opens the page. One of my favorites? “Orange Goose” in the morning. It’s just plain fun, and I imagine Elias’ older sisters reading it aloud to him and chuckling over the wordplay. I’ll keep you posted on the book’s success.