Books Are for Eating

Sherry Walton, Author
Sherry Walton, Author Dutton Books $11.95 (2p) ISBN 978-0-525-44554-8
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990
Release date: 03/01/1990
Little Alex is a tiny terror; his older sister Katy can't believe that he acts just the way she did at that age. Although Katy understands the purposes of, for instance, water, books and bananas, her sibling is convinced that water is ``for splashing,'' ``books are for eating'' and bananas--as any baby knows--``are for squishing.'' Walton depicts the difference that a few years can make in a child's development with warmth and gentle humor. Westcott's portrayal of the constant chaos that accompanies Alex wherever he goes will tickle the funnybones of parents and children alike. Ages 2-6. ( Feb.)