The Good Morning Book by Robyn Polansky Morrison & Illustrated by Denis Alonso
It's a new year and the blog posts are back! Thank you to author, Robyn Polansky Morrison for sending me a copy of The Good Morning Book. Published by Blue Balloon Books, The Good Morning Book encourages little ones to start their day with a sense of wonder, movement, and fun. Written in rhyme, Morrison's board book gives little ones an image of childhood filled with excitement, a love of learning, and opportunities. In a preschool setting (or at home) I could see this book being used to help children settle into the classroom (or home) and orient their day.
Unfortunately, I was not a big fan of the illustrations. There are many board books on the market that portray a disproportioned image of kids (kids with small bodies and oversized heads) and while that style of illustration definitely makes it easier for little ones to zero in on facial expressions, I find these types of illustrations distracting to the story and would have loved to have seen more detailed, realistic illustrations. The color palette was also a little over the top for me. While an array of vibrance is certainly cheerful, I find that with board-book-age children, they really don't need an over abundance of color stimulation. That however, is my opinion.
Thank you again to Robyn Polansky Morrison for sharing this with me!