For Your Smile

Harper. Sept. 2022. 22p. Board $8.99. ISBN 9780063086340.
Baby-Toddler–Featuring delightful black, white, and red illustrations designed specifically for the visual abilities of young infants this title is a new addition in the “Love Poems Your Baby Can See” series. Spirited language naturally prompts play between reader and audience: “For your dimples I’d buzz buzz like a bee.” Perfect for one-on-one sharing or in a small group as the bold and simple color palette makes the illustrations very easy to digest and enjoy.
VERDICT Full of adoration for young children, this affirming poem abounds with energy and will be enjoyed by readers and listeners. It’s impossible not to quack, tweet, neigh your way through this title!

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