Two New Sneakers

Nancy Tafuri, Author Greenwillow Books $3.95 (12p) ISBN 978-0-688-07462-3
Taking off clothes and putting them on are the subjects of these two concise board books; item by item a child goes from rainy day wet gear to a warm bath or bundles up against a chilly day. Not one word is wasted nor is the concept expendable: these are books about process as well as about naming. Tafuri uses intense puddles of watercolor, set off by a white background, for the objects, which are shown again in the final scene. But the child in each book looks rather gluma surprising response to such jolly books. Ages 9 months-3 years. (March)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1988
Release date: 04/01/1988
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