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Yummy YUCKY May Be Disturbing For Sensitive Toddlers
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2017
I may have traumatized my granddaughter with Yummy YUCKY! She's never been a tot who put everything in her mouth, not one of those kiddos who would eat dog food or rocks. She started the book looking interested in the spaghetti but the look on her face changed to horror when baby was eating worms. On to blueberries, where she reclaimed her balance, for a moment. Blue crayons, she was more interested in trying to scrape the blue off baby's teeth. When we turned the page again she pretty much tuned out all the good foods just to stare at all the inappropriate items baby kept shoving in his mouth. She babbled away in her baby speak but I swear she was saying, "Why? Why are you putting all those nasty things in your mouth?" Soap, sand, coffee, all got the same response, and then came hot sauce and the fire breathing baby...that was it, Yummy YUCKY was set aside. She did go back to it, but she has to hold the book herself and she has some pages that she skips. Toddlers aren't able to tell fact from fiction, nor cartoons from photographs as far as content of the picture. I wish I'd thought of that before we read this book. Yummy YUCKY, is not a bad book, and it might even be great for those little ones who have to taste everything. My granddaughter is a little sensitive and maybe a bit of a drama queen. Things that usually aren't important when reading a board book!
I still think this is a good book for little ones who have a tendency to eat things they shouldn't. Toddlers learn so much more than letters and words from books that are well written and illustrated! I will knock off one star for the fire breathing baby, I think that picture may be too much for a lot of toddlers.