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Mama Mama Papa Papa

Reviewing: Harper Festival Mama Mama / Papa Papa  |  Rating:
circusmama By circusmama on
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This board book, by Jean Marzollo and illustrated by Laura Regan, is actually two books in one. One side is about Mamas and babies, while the other is about Papas and babies. All the text is illustrated by pictures of mama or papa animals with their babies. The story is about things mamas and papas do with their children.

This makes an excellent read aloud book for infants through early preschoolers. The children love the pictures of all the animals who love each other as parent and child. They love to snuggle and read this book.

We got this book when my son was born, and it held up well for him. However, my daughter is much rougher on books, mostly because she tended to chew on everything, including books. So this book is very ragged for us now. The binding is completely gone, but the main part of the book remains intact.

My children really enjoyed this book. It does resist tearing but not chewing, which is what you'd expect from a cardboard base. I'd recommend it to parents of young children.