A golfer swings her club. Look at the ball fly! A player gears up to kick a soccer ball soaring toward him. A basketball player's open - here comes the ball!
Making connections between images on a page and the real world is an important building block for your baby's communication skills—and this charming introduction to sports in bold, basic patterns, provides a great high-contrast experience for young developing eyes. As newborns' vision is not developed enough to recognize colors, the sharp contrast of high-contrast patterns and illustration allows their eyes to differentiate between the images on a page. Sure to grab little ones' attention!
Also available: Hello, Baby Animals; Hello, Ocean Friends; and Hello, Garden Bugs. Coming soon: Hello, My World.
About the Author
duopress labs is the creative team, led by Mauricio Velázquez de León, responsible for writing and developing dozens of books and games. Recent titles include The Belly Sticker Book, and the SmartFlash and TummyTime(TM) series, 100 Pablo Picassos; My Fridge; and My First Lift-the-Flap Animal Book. Mauricio has written for Lonely Planet, Chouette, PowerKids Press, and the magazines Gourmet and Saveur. He resides wherever he can find a good wi-fi connection and strong coffee, mostly in the eastern United States.
" '3 2 1 GO!' shout the opening pages of this otherwise wordless board book, whose high-contrast images aim to grab the attention of youngest readers. On the spreads that follow, white-on-black silhouettes of athletes appear beside images of the balls their sports require; as a fun touch, a baby smiles at readers from one of the final pages, opposite a picture of a large beach ball on a bright green background. The lack of text creates an open-ended reading experience, allowing adults to ask children questions about the six sports introduced—golf, baseball, tennis, soccer, football, and basketball." —Publishers Weekly