Jonathan Allen's The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say MOO
Children's book review by Steve Barancik
Pity the comedian with a roomful of 1 and 2 year olds for an audience.
5 year olds? No problem. Wow 'em with chicken crossing the road jokes. Talk about how clueless babies are. Those kindergarteners will never grow tired of you.
But toddlers? What do you do with a class of people whose entire vocabulary consists of "Mama," "Dada," and animal sounds?
Jonathan Allen has the answer. You put those animal sounds in the wrong animal's mouth. Talk about a laugh riot! The notion is sheer genius, if you ask me.
Please know that I'm not being sarcastic. I mean, what's more fun than making a toddler laugh?
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Still, don't you get tired of making the same funny faces over and over again? Give yourself a break, while treating your kid to some new material.
The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say MOO features oinking cows, quacking pigs and more, not to mention a final punch line that'll leave the little ones rolling in the aisles.
The book is funny in a tame way. Allen's illustrations capture animals at their sweetest and most cuddly. This is not one of those children's books (aimed at older kids) that gets many of its laughs from the fact that the illustrations look like a bad acid trip.
If you're like me and think that a) humor is an important part of a happy life, and b) the earlier it's learned, the better, then The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo might be just the book for your little comedy fan.
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