Baby book review: This and That by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Baby librarian Tilly and her mum Jen review This & That by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek.

This and That book cover

Tilly reviews This and That

I like this book very much! It’s a very lovely cuddly kind of book — Mummy always gives me a good cuddle with this one, and she usually gives me a kiss at the end like the book tells her to. The rhyme is quite fun to listen to, with some good pauses and bits that repeat. And the rhyming bits that are different are sometimes fun silly things. Like there are speckled hens who are terribly terribly fat and crazy giraffes who tried to sit on a mat. This is another book I like to listen to a lot.

Jen reviews This and That

This & That by Mem Fox
I was eating lunch when Tilly brought me a book to read. So lunch was paused and story time commenced.

Another magical delight from my favourite author/illustrator combination of Mem Fox and Judy Horacek. The fun thing about this one is the illustrations lead into each other from one page to the next, and you can spot the mother mouse and the baby mouse as they go on a grand adventure with stories of this and stories of that. The rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in this make it great fun to read aloud, and I like how the structure changes just a little at the end — keeps you on your toes. This is another book that Tilly brings to me and demands multiple readings of in one sitting.

We’re Mem Fox fiends here, so check out our other reviews!

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