Flip, Flap, Fly!: A Book for Babies Everywhere

Infectious rhymes, sunny illustrations, and an array of baby animals make an irresistible page turner for the youngest of listeners.Little readers are invited to join these baby animals as they fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their mamas But what these babies like best, of course, is spotting other baby animals With the buoyant rhythms of Phyllis RootInfectious rhymes, sunny illustrations, and an array of baby animals make an irresistible page turner for the youngest of listeners.Little readers are invited to join these baby animals as they fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their mamas But what these babies like best, of course, is spotting other baby animals With the buoyant rhythms of Phyllis Root and David Walker s cheerful illustrations, here is a guaranteed favorite for babies and toddlers, who will love shouting out the rhyming word sure to come on the next spread.
Flip Flap Fly A Book for Babies Everywhere Infectious rhymes sunny illustrations and an array of baby animals make an irresistible page turner for the youngest of listeners Little readers are invited to join these baby animals as they fly s

  • Title: Flip, Flap, Fly!: A Book for Babies Everywhere
  • Author: Phyllis Root David Walker
  • ISBN: 9780763631093
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Flip, Flap, Fly!: A Book for Babies Everywhere”

    1. Not much by way of content, and fairly predictable if you pay attention to the rhyme scheme. If I were a baby I would probably love it. A quick read, like I said, not much content in this one. If you love mother and infant animal drawings this book is right up your alley. The alliteration is fun, probably more so for little readers. Not really a "must-read" but give it a chance and you might enjoy it.

    2. Just darling! Here we find many baby animals exploring the world with their mamas. This would make a wonderful read-aloud, the words just trip off the tongue and the illustrations beg for interaction as each one gives a clue to the animal that you will find when you turn the page ;-) An especially good choice for mothers to read with their little ones.

    3. 2.0Gender Diversity: All mother/son pairingsEthnic Diversity: Not applicableLanguage to Avoid: None, but many made-up wordsChallenging Themes: NoneThis book’s simple, rhyming language makes it a cute board book read for babies or a hardcover for early readers on their own, but it wasn’t a good for for reading to a toddler.The book describes the exercise of a sequence of baby animals, each endeavoring to learn their singular verb (fly, swim, crawl, etc). The plain repeated language and nonsen [...]

    4. This book is full of the joy of mamas spending time with their babies. Learning to appreciate and savor the little joys in life can make a big difference. This book is different than most "Over in the meadow books, because in those books it is the mother choosing the activity and in this book it is the baby. It's good to let each decide what to do sometimes.**Talking points - What are some things that your mom would choose to do with you? What are some things that you would choose to do with you [...]

    5. This is a really cute book! It has lovely pictures and rhymes. It also has hints as to who you will meet next in the story, via the rhymes as well as the pictures. This book would be a great choice to use for increasing a child's utterances. You can ask "who" questions while pointing to the pictures, as well as "what" questions if the child is at that level. Even if you just read it, this book is adorably wonderful!

    6. Fun rhyming book about a baby bird and the other animals it encounters. The words are lyrical -- they cry out for music.There's always a hint of the next animal in the illustration, if you look for it.

    7. I LOVED this! Super cute for baby/toddler storytime. Can easily incorporate movement, as well as animal sounds. Would probably use for springtime, animals, or nature theme.

    8. This adorable book about babies has a sweet rhyming cadence and beautiful illustrations. It's full of fun words, colors, and animals. Our toddler requests this one often.

    9. Awesome! I knew I was in for something great when I found an author I loved from Ten Sleepy Sheep by Phyllis Root, possibly my favorite board book and illustrated by my other favorite board book Bears on Chairs and newly released Bears in Beds illustrated by David Walker. Seeing those two listed together, this book had to be great! We borrowed the book from the library and I've already reserved the board book to pick up at our local Barnes & Noble. This story has it all that I like. One it's [...]

    10. Phyllis Root as usual has done a fabulous job. Flip, Flap, Fly! is fun and cute and perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. The action words with their alliteration and assonance roll off the tongue when read aloud. The page turn guessing setup allows children to practice predicting what comes next based on the little bit of the next animal they can see and the previous rhyme (promoting phonemic awareness to boot!). David Walker's acrylic illustrations have a soft glow to them that perfectly suit [...]

    11. I love children's books that rhyme, so I was predisposed to like this book anyway. The illustrations are beautiful and very child-friendly. (I would use the word "cute" here to describe the illustrations, but that word is just not allowed when discussing a book.) The children in storytime really enjoyed figuring out what animal was going to come next based on rhyming ("What animal rhymes with 'house,'" I would ask them.) and little clues, such as the tail feathers of a duck peeking out on the ed [...]

    12. So cute! Rhyming, and fun words like "skedaddle!" I checked this book out at the library for Payton (my niece) about a week a go. I had no idea how cute it would be. It's basically about baby animals of all kind moving the way they are to move (bird - fly, fish - swim, duck - paddle) with the help from their mommy. The cool thing I noticed was the neat little illustrationseach duo (mama & baby) see the next duo, which leads to the next page. For example, on the edge of the page with the fish [...]

    13. As babies are building their vocabulary daily, rhyming text introduces the child to the playful sounds inherent in language. Flip, Flap, Fly! is a picture book featuring rhyming text and is a book that when used during shared reading will promote the child’s phonological awareness skills. As the child’s speech and language develops, the shared reading experience of a picture book such as this puts into practice the practice of singing and talking which engage the baby’s use of tongue, mout [...]

    14. This book is perfect! Beautiful rhyme and rhythm; we learn about colors, animals, their locomotion and habitat. After every other page, the book prompts the child to shout out the next animal, which really gets them into the story. My daughter learned that snakes "wiggle wiggle!" from this book, and even after I convinced her that they say "hiss", she always adds a couple "wiggle wiggle"s to make sure I remember.At the end, "the mama and the baby child kiss like this", which makes it a great bed [...]

    15. There are babies everywhere, and they all love to explore. As their mommies help them go along their way, they discover a lot of other baby creatures.This is one of our favorites. It combines a lot of great things -- colorful illustrations, great rhymes, plenty of baby animals and a fun pattern and playful rhythm. There's a lot of detail to look at and interest little readers, but it's not overwhelming. It's fun to give each of the animals their own voice and follow their paths as they discover [...]

    16. I love a book that can be simple enough for an 18 month old to learn basic information, yet is creative enough for an adult to enjoy. 'Flip, Flap, Fly!' accomplishes this. This book reminds me of "Over in the Meadow' with its introduction of different creatures and what they are doing. We are taken from one baby animal exploring its surrounding to yet another, while the rhymes help us anticipate each page turn's new discovery. Very sweet. The illustrations are simple with soft and cheerful color [...]

    17. I loved this book! My twin boys-18 months- and I, took this book out of the library the other day, and love it. We've read it at bedtime, and they fully pay attention with all it's run rhyming. We could probably read it every night but we had to return it sometime! They both really enjoy it, and the mommy and the child part, where they "kiss kiss kiss", I especially enjoy because the boys love giving smooches at this point in the story and it's a good way to say good night. I would definitely re [...]

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    19. I love this book!!! The illustrations are just adorable and the rhythm of the text is wonderful! It's a sweet book about baby learning to move around on their own and explore. They have their mama's help, of course. The text follows one animal and leads into the next. The illustrations on the lead in pages have the tail of the next animal in them so you can guess what animal is coming next. This is a great book, a definite keeper.

    20. Phyllis Root offers an interactive read aloud that reinforces the importance of rhyming as a pre-reading skill. Throughout the tale, mother animals encourage their young to move with an appropriate action: "So the mama helps the baby fish splish splash swim through the weeks and the reeds in the green, green lake. 'Look!' blurps the baby fish. 'I see a '" Children will enjoy the rhyming game as the story progresses.

    21. This is a cute story about mamas and their little ones. It goes like this, a baby bird sees a fish, a baby fish sees a snake, a baby snake sees an otter, a baby otter sees a duck, a baby duck sees a mouse, a baby mouse sees a child. All of these babies are getting help from their mama. The pictures are detailed and colorful while the wording on the page is easy and flows. A teacher could use this book as a mother's day book or just when the children talk about their mothers.

    22. A great book for older babies and young toddlers. The prose is lilting and fun for them to listen to, and the illustrations are wonderful as well. My 2.5 year old loved looking for the hidden baby animals and guessing what animal was being noticed. This was a sweet book and I highly recommend it for the littlest children. It was a big hit with my 11 month old and 30 month old.

    23. This is a lovely, bright picture book about babies learning to do their thing, swim, squeak, quack, and then a human baby, learning to kisse rhythm and rhyme are reminiscent of "Over in the Meadow." This would be a useful book for preschool storytime; I've got it down for my theme of Babies. Enjoy!

    24. This book is fun! I really enjoyed reading it as it had a very nice rhythm and is fun to read. My daughter really enjoyed flipping the pages and was trying to make me go really fast! The illistrations were nice and enjoyable. There were a lot of different animals to learn about and capture your babies imagination! (I wasn't thrilled about the snakes personally)

    25. This is a longish one for baby storytime, but works really well because it's fast and rhythmic. If you read it in sort of a singsong voice, it works beautifully, and if you're using it in baby storytime, you can even get the adults in the room sort of chime in on their prediction for the next animal on the next page. Very sweet read.

    26. I love Phyllis Roots books. She is a master of rhythm, perfect word choice, and satisfying story arc. The best books to read aloud. As reader, your voice bounces, you can't help it. This book is about babies, of all kinds.

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