Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review: Cuddle by Elizabeth Verdick, Marjorie Lisovskis


With soothing photographs and gentle, rhythmic language, this book depicts the many loving connections that come from touch. Rock, baby, rock. Tender as can be. Snuggle, baby, snuggle. Rest your head on me. Babies and grown-ups will love the warm-and-cozy images of babies snuggling up to blankets, stuffed animals, pets, and people.
Happy Healthy Baby series
What can baby do today? Move . . . and reach, play, eat, cuddle, and rest. Busy babies grow healthy and strong as they move about, discovering the many things they can do! Appealing photographs and whimsical illustrations capture the moments and moods of baby’s day; rhythm and rhyme hold baby’s attention. As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. These sturdy-format books reflect what every parent wants: a happy, healthy baby. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.

Just like the other book from the same series, which I reviewed recently, this book is a nice book for babies and their new parents to read together.

In Cuddle, you get to read and see about the different ways that babies, and their parents, cuddle each other (smooch, hug, etc.). The rhymes are accompanied by simple yet colorful illustrations, as well as pictures of cute babies.

I enjoyed this book more than Move, the other book that I reviewed from this series. I think it's partly because of the blue background of the illustrations in this book, and because I really like cuddling cute babies.

In terms of cuteness factor, though, this book and Move have equally attractive illustrations and pictures. Also, like Move, this book has helpful tips for new parents.

Thanks to NetGalley and Free Spirit Publishing for the e-copy.


  1. The illustrations can help babies follow along when the book is being read to them.
  2. The pictures of the babies are sweet.
  3. The tips near the end of the book are very helpful.


  1. The pictures don't always match the rhymes.


Come closer, baby ...
let's cuddle.


  1. You are a new parent.
  2. You like babies.
  3. You are looking for a book to read to your baby.




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