Board books are great for babies and toddlers. But, give one to a ten-year-old, and you'll probably get a look of disdain.
Board books are great because they are durable enough to withstand bites, endless pulling, repeated whacking, and drool. Many fantastic books make their debut in beautifully jacketed hardcover picturebooks before becoming a board book, such as Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett. I'm glad this book is finally in board because, sadly, many people mistake this book as a baby-ish book due to its count of five words and four objects. Don't get me wrong, it's great for toddlers as well as five-year-olds, but what many people don't realize is that this book is quite sophisticated. It is not just a book about three pieces of fruit and a friendly bear.
It's all about comma usage. "Orange, bear" basically means an orange and a bear. However, if you were to say "pear bear" then you must mean a pear colored bear. This is the perfect book for learning objects and language as a toddler. Orange Pear is also a great book for grammatical geeks who love to obsess over commas.
Audience can be everything, but don't let it limit your reading list!