- Book Style: Toddler aged storybook
- Reading Level: 2 (Reading With Help due to: some mid-level vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 5-7 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Old-style, cartoonish, simple
- Age Target: 1-8 Years of Age
- Author: Elsa Joseph
- Author’s Page: Elsa Joseph
- Book Purchase Page: Amazon – $7.43 USD
- Social Media Links: N/A
Dylan’s Cosydoze is a storybook for toddlers and children. Dylan loves his Cosydoze (a muslin blanket) and he can’t sleep without it. His parents know this and ensure that it’s with them at all times. That is, until the Cosydoze is misplaced at Grandma’s house and everyone has to search. The entire family searches and searches until finally they feel like they have to go home. At that point, Dylan remembers where it is and saves the day.
Tell me you haven’t heard this story before. Go on. At your house, right?
I’m pretty sure every toddler, child, and parent has gone through this very scenario. I know that at my house we’ve gone through this scenario specifically with my little guy’s muslin blanket. He loves that thing and we’ve searched high and low to find it. We’ve even had friends searching for it before!
That’s one of the great things about this book. See, when you read this story to your toddler, you can talk about the story and the situation. From there, you should be able to make some progress on your child needing their own personal Cosydoze. Parents will be able to use this book as a bit of a tool, and that’s a great secondary reason to read.
It’s hard to talk about a toddler storybook without talking about the illustrations. Illustrations need to be on point, or toddlers will lose their focus very quickly (at least in my experience). With Dylan’s Cosydoze, you aren’t let down. The illustrations are nothing short of cute and interesting to look at. You’re faced with this old-school style that’s still a cartoon, but brings out the expressions in the characters. Need proof? Have a look at Dylan below….
The best thing in my eyes are the rhymes created by Elsa Joseph (our author). They give the book a rhythm and allow a much easier read; they also provide a great deal in terms of understanding and retention. We all know how important it is for toddlers to be able to relate something they’re hearing to a visual of a word, and rhyming is a great way to show them how sounds are formed.
Dylan’s Cosydoze is primed for toddlers (and for parents of toddlers). The story has been told a million times by a million families and so it’s easy for everyone to get into. The illustrations are cute and simple, yet somehow fun and expressive. The rhymes and rhythm of the book is excellent and with the cost of the book being so low (eBook on Amazon is $7.43 USD at the time of review), it’s very easy for us to recommend this book. Head on over to Amazon now and grab your copy for your collection.