Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Review: Bizzy Bear: Train Engineer by Nosy Crow and Benji Davies

After yesterday's review for older readers (and even adults), we're taking a huge swing back in the other direction. I do have a soft spot of board books, and this little bear looked adorable. Plus, trucks and cars and all those wonderful things bring smiles on many young readers' faces. So, obviously, I was going to take a look at this one. It's scheduled for release beginning March.

Ready for a peek? 

by Nosy Crow
Illustrated by Benji Davies
Nosy Crow
Board Book
8 pages
ages 0 to 4

Come along for a train ride with Bizzy Bear in this board book full of sliders to push, pull, and turn.

Join Bizzy Bear as he guides the big green steam engine across the city, through the level crossing, and then up into the high mountains. But where are he and his passengers going, and will they get there on time?

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With lots of pull, push, and rotate fun, this cute book lets the excitement surrounding trains come to life.

Bizzy Bear is a train engineer. Right away on the cover, young readers can already pull a tab and watch the train grow from an engine to one pulling a car with passengers. Every page holds a new surprise as Bizzy Bear travels around to all sorts of different places.

Not only train fans will enjoy this book. First, Bizzy Bear is simply an adorable bear, and each of his friends are portrayed as kind and inviting. The joy is visible thanks to the bright and very detailed illustrations. So, this is definitely a book with good vibes...even the ending packs a lovely surprise. The various sliders and twists are well built and will withstand some abuse. Plus, the details will have listeners coming back again and again just to investigate the scenes and find something new.

The entire thing is written in short rhyme. The one phrases is repeated every time, making this one listeners will 'read along' with. The word choice is appropriate for the age group and easy to understand. It's a book to enjoy from beginning to end.

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