Joshua’s Bookshelf!: Little Pookie, by Sandra Boynton

[This review is based on the board book edition published by the Robin Corey Books imprint of Random House Children’s Books in 2011.]

So what’s it about?
How does Little Pookie’s mother know who he is? She knows based on ten things (and a bonus eleventh!) she knows about him!

What did we think of the book?
This book is just ridiculously cute! Little Pookie likes macaroni and is suspicious of peas? He likes wearing his daddy’s shirts? He has a lot in common with human toddlers — Joshua included — and that’s why he’s so relatable! Joshua loved saying, “Me, too!” after each page, and he counts along through the eleven attributes now that he knows the numbers and what they mean. We have that in common; I love that this is more than just a funny story for young children and that there’s actually something academic to be culled from it! Let’s not mess around, though…Little Pookie is one of the best little piglets that we’ve ever seen!

Would we add it to Joshua’s bookshelf?
Little Pookie has been one of Joshua’s favorite books since infancy, and he still enjoys reading it almost three years later. It’s staying right where it is and, if there are any other children in our future, it’ll be passed down and hopefully loved just as much by his siblings!

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