cover image Time to Eat

Time to Eat

Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin, $12.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-547-25032-8

Part of a trio of new small-format picture books about animals, this guide to their dietary habits is anchored by the characteristically naturalistic yet artful collages readers have come to expect from this husband-and-wife team. Several animals are highlighted on each spread, set against white backdrops that keep all the attention on the art. Moments of levity balance the information being parceled out: "Ouch!" shouts an "unlucky grasshopper," who has just been impaled on a thorn by a butcherbird. Back matter provides even more information about the 17 featured animals. Also available: Time to Sleep and Time for a Bath. Ages 4%E2%80%938. (May)