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Jul 24 2019

Moving your body by Beci Orpin

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Lothian Children's Books, 2019. ISBN: 9780734419415.
(Age: 1-3) Recommended. Boardbook. Themes: Movement. A brightly coloured boardbook Moving your body concentrates on the many different ways that small children could move. They could run with their legs, fly with their arms, smile with their mouths and so on.
Each vibrantly illustrated double page has simple language written in easy to read black type against pink and yellow, blue and green backgrounds to describe different movements that the body makes. Gorgeous little people are drawn showing the movement described and giving the reader the idea of how the body can move. I particularly liked the 'Float on your back' page that shows a little person with floaties on a deep blue background. And of course the final page 'Hold with your hand' is heart-warming. Little children will have lots of fun trying out the different movements as the book is read to them as well as having the opportunity to learn parts of the body.
There are children of all colours and genders, which makes Moving your body a very inclusive board book that is ideal to share with the very young, and its sturdy board format will allow for lots of use by little hands.
Pat Pledger

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