Good Morning Baby Girl

The Early Ed Series Book 1

Children - Picture Book
32 Pages
Reviewed on 03/15/2017
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Author Biography

D. A. Batrowny splits her time between New York State and The DC-Metro area. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families in the field of nurse home visiting, growth and development, literacy, and early childhood education. She has worked as a home visitor, longitudinal study interviewer, children's non-profit program director and writer. She holds degrees in Nursing and Business Administration. She believes that all children should have the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Her goal is to share this information with the parents of every young child, starting at birth. This belief led to the idea for her first series, The Art of Early Learning Series and The Early Ed Series. They were designed to promote growth and development, pre-literacy skills and fun!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite

Good Morning Baby Girl is an easy-to-read discovery book with simple, but colorful pictures. Using this story written in rhyme by D.A. Batrowny, parents can start each day reading with their baby, and then they can act it out. “What sound does the bee make? How does a bird fly? Let’s see you hop like a bunny,” are all ways that parents or caregivers can read and play with young children. But, reading this book is just the start. Parents can ask questions, teach colors, body parts, and make noises that represent the animals in the book. Good Morning Baby Girl is a building block to good communication skills and developing literacy fundamentals. How about encouraging play with questions, such as “What color is the sun? Do you see anything else in this room that is yellow?” after reading page 6.

Good Morning Baby Girl is good for reading for babies and parents, but also first-time readers because the sentences are short and easy to read. The illustrations are bold and beautiful and effectively demonstrate the words. The use of bright colors should help maintain a child’s focus. The adorable, smiling baby is cute. The illustrations help young children learn to speak and read by identifying with the picture. D.A. Batrowny has given us a beautiful, rhyming story that uses rhythm, repetition, bold colorful images, and bonding to develop a child’s communication skills. It is a great way to start a new day! I can imagine a childcare facility reading this book to start each day and then encouraging toddlers to act it out. The bold, simple illustrations and short, rhyming sentences are a winning combination.