Written by Eileen Spinelli
Illustrated by Elina Ellis
Life gets busy and schedules get hectic, but that doesn’t mean we should neglect spending time with those we love. That’s the timely message of the newest board book from WorthyKids/Ideals, titled Busy, Busy!.
Busy, Busy! is made specifically for children between the ages of 2 to 5 and features illustrations by Elina Ellis showing busy animals that are all occupied with their various daily tasks. Fun lyrics are written by the author Eileen Spinelli, like those below, used to tell the story:
Frog is very busy leaping.
Beaver has no time to play.
Mama bird is busy teaching
little bird to fly away.
As many parents will be able to relate, the mom in Busy, Busy! is hard at work too, tending to her garden. The conclusion to the story, however, shows that she’s never too busy for a hug, gently reassuring children with the message that even during a busy day, their parents will always have time to share their love.
Eileen Spinelli is is the author of numerous children’s books, including Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, God’s Amazing World, and Two to Cuddle. Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Elina Ellis loves drawing pictures and imagining stories. For her, there is no greater reward than knowing that her creations make people smile. Elina works in both digital and traditional media creating her own books and illustrating for others. She lives and works in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
My Thoughts: Busy, Busy is a great book for young children, and while it is recommend for children starting at age two I think even younger children would enjoy it. The pictures are fun and colorful and the writing is perfect for young children to grasp, done with rhymes and descriptive words. This is a great book for any mother to read with her child especially a working mother. It’s great for children to have because it has thick pages that have a finish that can easily be washed off and are hard to tear up. If you’re interested in Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me you’ll love Busy, Busy by Eileen Spinelli.