Happy Home

Emily Bolam, Author, Emily Bolam, Illustrator, Corina Fletcher, Engineer
Paper engineering by Corina Fletcher, illus. by Emily Bolam. Campbell (IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.), $10.99 (8p) ISBN 978-0-230-71295-9
Reviewed on: 05/16/2011
Release date: 04/01/2011
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"Welcome to our happy home,/ won't you step inside?" invites this house-shaped board book, which can be fully opened so that the front and back covers touch, creating a 360-degree pop-up panorama with four scenes. Readers can interact with various animals that appear throughout: in the kitchen, a tab makes a gray cat leap up from a chair, spilling milk onto the table, and a wheel helps a goldfish swim in its bowl. Outside, a rabbit winds along a path, and a frog is concealed beneath a lily pad. It's a cheerful domestic tableau, and the interactive elements should prove plenty diverting for beginning readers. Ages 3–5. (Apr.)
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