Children’s Corner: Busy, Busy

7 Apr

UnknownSometimes, when life gets hectic and schedules get crowded, children may feel a little lost in the shuffle. In this new board book, the animals are all quite occupied. Beaver is busy; squirrel is busy; frog is busy. Mole is digging, bear is fishing, and cat is pouncing. And like many parents, Mama is busy too. But she’s not too busy for a hug! Children will love the busy animals and the warm conclusion. This lighthearted, lyrical book will gently reassure children that, in spite of how busy their families are, there is always time to share love. Ages 2-5.


eileenpic3Eileen Spinelli is the author of many picture books and poetry collections, including A Big Boy Now, Hug a Bug, and the bestselling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, among others. When she writes a story, she has an instant audience: her twenty-five grandchildren and husband, Jerry (also a writer). Aside from story making, Eileen teaches creative writing and poetry. The Spinellis live in Media, Pennsylvania.

Elina Ellis (in her own words) — I love drawing pictures and imagining stories. Currently I live and work in Cambridge, UK. I am also studying for MA in Children’s Books Illustration in Anglia Ruskin University.

I draw both digitally and using traditional media. I create my own books and illustrate books for others. There is no greater reward for me than to know that my creations make people smile.

My Impressions:

To a small child the world must seem like an overwhelming place. Everyone and everything is rushing around doing something. In Busy, Busy by Eileen Spinelli the busy world is broken down into charming rhyme and colorful illustrations. But at the end, busyness can be put aside for a reassuring cuddle. Sure to appeal to preschoolers, this book is a perfect addition for mommy/daddy and me reading time.


Audience: children ages 2-5.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Worthy Publishing for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone

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