Friday, August 27, 2021

Review: CoComelon: Yes, Yes, Vegetables! adapted by Maggie Testa

Today's review is for those younger readers out there! Parents of this beginning book bunch might recognize Cocomelon, thanks to it's popularity on YouTube and Netflix. There are several books hitting the world soon, which have been inspired by this series. There were times, I found it helpful to get my youngest to gain more interest in reading by picking up characters they already knew from cartoons and such.  And I've always been a fan of novelty books, which carry something a little special.

So, off we go! 

adapted by Maggie Testa
Simon Spotlight
Board Book
12 pages

COMING... AUGUST 31st!!!

CoComelon, the hit kids show on YouTube and Netflix, is coming to books! This interactive novelty book with text based on a hit song will get readers laughing, singing, and eating their veggies!

It’s veggie time! Read and sing along to the lyrics with Mom and JJ as they have fun eating veggies! Readers will delight in using the cardboard utensil (with a fork on one side and a spoon on the other side) tethered to the book to feed teddy his peas, elephant his carrots, monkey his squash, and mousie his beans—based on the video with over two and a half billion views on YouTube!

CoComelon is the #1 kids show on YouTube (over 100 million subscribers) and #1 show on Netflix!

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With simple fun, this book does awake curiosity for eating those veggies.

This is a robust, little board book, which is great to take on a bit of abuse and fit right into younger readers' hands. The spoon on the side is a nice touch and caught my interest (yes, I'm easily intrigued). 

The illustrations follow exactly the type of scenes as seen in the CoComelon show. So, fans will have no trouble recognizing and finding familiarity with the characters and situations. These are bright and very busy illustrations, not only due to the pictures shown, but also, the words dance everywhere. I find it a bit too busy, but others might disagree.

The main text is easy to find and read, since this is placed in green text boxes. The vocabulary is great for the younger listeners. It makes for an easy read-aloud, too...which is what this book really works well as. In addition to the main text, which accompanies the mother's and child's dialogue as they eat vegetables, there are the words for the fitting song (which I'm assuming comes from the show), so this can also be sung along. This does make it easy to really get engaged in the read, when a parent/guardian/caretaker read this for the child, since it adds more interaction and variety. 

I can see this one working to encourage kids to eat their vegetables, especially when they have the exact same thing on their plate as the character in these pages. And if nothing else, it is a lot of fun to read.

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