Latest Review

Wild Baby

Author: Cori Doerrfeld

Illustrator: Cori Doerrfeld 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-8 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: March 2019 

Text rating: 9/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Summary: A baby orangutan goes bounding through the jungle as its mother tries to keep up with it and keep it from trouble, such as waking a bear, falling from the top of a tree, and getting eaten by a leopard. But the mother comes to find the child has a very good reason for the wild adventure.


Review: We have a new walker in our house, so I can definitely relate to the story in Wild Baby. The whole book is a creative look at the adventures (misadventures) of young children. It is told in rhyme and is a fun read aloud story for any age. This is the same author/illustrator who wrote The Rabbit Listened, which I loved, and while this one is a much different story with a different style both in words and illustrations, I enjoyed it just as much. It is a quick, easy read (good for new readers to try reading themselves) and older children can definitely engage with the illustrations as they explore what is going on in the jungle beyond what the words are telling them. A great, fun read for parents and children alike.


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Illustration rating: 10/10 

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10  


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Illustration rating: 9/10

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Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

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April 2019 Reviews

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Illustration rating: 9/10

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