cover image Baby's ABC

Baby's ABC

Anita Shevett, Steve Shevett. Random House Books for Young Readers, $3.99 (28pp) ISBN 978-0-394-87870-6

This child-sized ABC, filled with colorful, simple photographs, should be a big hit in bookstores. Twenty-six pictures are laid out in a clear, uncluttered manner on bright backgrounds, and depict plenty of objects of interest to toddlers: crayons, ice cream, keys, lollipops, mittens, rattles, telephones, wagons and (of course) zippers. They're all items in a baby's world, and five of the photos have babies in themanother plus, since they are a favorite subject of scrutiny for that age group. A welcome addition to a crowded field. (1-5)