cover image My First Jumbo Book of Things That Go

My First Jumbo Book of Things That Go

Melanie Gerth, Author, James Diaz, Author, Francesca Diaz, Author Cartwheel Books $9.95 (10p) ISBN 978-0-439-52463-6

My First Jumbo Letters: Learning Fun for Little Ones, illus. by James Diaz and Melanie Gerth, offers the alphabet in a paper-over-board format with flaps to lift, textures to touch, pull-tabs and pop-ups. Each page bursts with illustrations from an apple and armadillo to a yak and yo-yo, and readers can unfold a fan or rub an orangutan's hairy belly. In the last spread a camera-toting zebra kid pops up, while all around him (and in his pocket) are ""photos"" of animals from A to Z. Part of the same series, Things That Go, illus. by James Diaz, Gerth and Francesca Diaz offers similar interaction but with a cherry picker, submarine and space shuttle, among other modes of transport.