I Know A Rhino

This has quickly become a favorite for both me and my son. I’m a big fan of Charles Fuge’s illustrations, and in this book we see his delightful renderings of a little girl and her animal friends. The text is a wonderful poem telling about the various activities she shares with a rhino, an ape, and other assorted creatures. At the closing page, we see a fun little twist as the girl lays sleeping in bed–surrounded by stuffed animals that correspond to all the scenes depicted throughout the book.

My son is only one, but he seems to enjoy the bright colors and the rhythm of the text. There’s just the right amount of text on each page.

“I know a giraffe, and we laugh and we laugh, blowing hundreds of bubbles as we take a bath.” With cheerful prose like that, what’s not to love about this little book? I highly recommend it as part of any baby or toddler’s collection.