Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier isn’t just one book, but actually a bunch of little books that kids will discover with each flip of the page. Stitched right into the binding, kids will find the start of a new book with titles like Little Red Book and Little Yellow Book.
The story itself isn’t exactly a cliff hanger, but it does keep things moving along and is simple enough that beginner readers will want to take a turn reading aloud on their own too.
And I adore the sweet, vintage illustrations that cover the pages with smiling cartoon animals. They remind me of those old Golden book stories I used to read with my mom. And, perhaps coincidentally, my copy really smells like a paper book, which gives me the warm fuzzies for it in spades. You just can’t get any of that from a tablet. And I suppose that’s the point. –Christina