Saturday, October 29, 2022

Today's read... Busy Feet by Marcia Berneger

Toes are wiggling in today's read. This one is all about feet and how they accompany us through an entire day. The cover tells me that this one is going to be full of energy and busy-ness...and aren't the little ducklings cute?

by Marcia Berneger
Illustrated by Susanna Chapman
Starry Forest Books
Picture Book
24 pages
ages 8 to 12

FEBRUARY 7th, 2023!!!

Get little feet moving and grooving in no time with Marcia Berneger's interactive and engaging new picture book, Busy Feet!

Feet wake up

Time to play.

Happy feet,

Out all day!

Follow along as adorable baby feet move through a busy day. Where do these feet go? How do they get there? What exciting activities will they get up to? See just how busy little feet can be at playtime, bath time, and more!

In this picture book, art and text play off each other: Berneger’s simple, gentle rhyme underscores illustrator Susanna Chapman’s bold, expressive style. This winning combination—along with diverse art—makes wiggling around and learning opposites a blast. Little ones will be itching to join the party as the characters dance, hop, and march along!

Playful and bright, this book is perfect for sharing and gifting. Busy Feet promises full-to-bursting fun for little movers of all ages!



Feet are moving, moving, moving...with tons of energy all through the day.

This is an easy to read book, which celebrates feet as they carry us through an active day. It begins with waking up in the morning, and then, heads outdoors before hitting the bathtub and back to bed. It's written in rhyme, which flows well enough, and sticks to a few, very short phrases. So, even impatient listeners or very young listeners won't feel bogged down.

The illustrations are colorful and center on feet. While holding energy and artistic flair, they weren't quite my thing, but that's more of a personal taste matter, than anything else. Plus, while diversity is present, it would have been fun to see other types of feet, but again, this was just my personal two-cents.

Energy abounds as these pages inspire to head outdoors and experience life in a very playful way. It also holds hints of friendship and enjoying life. So there are tons of good feelings to be found. I do see this as a great way to inspire young listeners to get moving, and it would make a great read-aloud just before heading to the playground or starting an active game.

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