By moving tabs and lifting flaps that manipulate such items as clothes that pull on and off, a toothbrush and a tiny bedtime book with real pages, little ones can help Maisy Mouse prepare for a swim or get ready for bed. Though the action requires a gentle touch and some of the movements may be difficult for small hands, these books with their unusual use of paper mechanics offer a creative approach to basic concepts. Cousins's painting and lettering, reminiscent of a child's use of tempera, provide an air of whimsicality to Maisy's endeavors that will be instantly recognized by children beginning to do daily tasks for themselves. Ages 2-5. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990 Release date: 09/01/1990 Genre: Children's
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