I Like Books

Anthony Browne, Author Random House Books for Young Readers $5.99 (21p) ISBN 978-0-394-84186-1
A chimp of no specific gender romps through two books, presenting favorite books in the first title (``books about dinosaurs and books about monsters . . . song books . . . and strange books'') and playful pastimes in the second (``Going to birthday parties, and being with my friends . . . .'' among the pleasures). Browne's pictures have an attractive looseness that make them ideal for toddlers; he has simplified his style without undermining it. In Books the chimp appears in clothing inspired by storybook heroes; and in Things the lead character is surrounded by friends and activities. The outlook in each--positive and upbeat--sends a clear message, encouraging the overlapping events of imaginative play, real activities and reading. Ages 2-6. (July)
Reviewed on: 06/01/1989
Release date: 06/01/1989
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