Earl's Too Cool for Me

Leah Komaiko, Author, Laura Cornell, Illustrator HarperCollins $5.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-443245-0

In PW 's words, ``Author and illustrator bring humor and rhapsodized zaniness to this story of misconceptions that lead to friendship. . . . The book has superior text, very hip and bright, with a finger-snapping rhythm.'' Ages 4-8. (Mar.)