cover image Toby


Cyndy Szekeres. Little Simon, $4.99 (14pp) ISBN 978-0-689-84275-7

Cyndy Szekeres's popular mouse returns in two new board books. In Toby's Please and Thank You, the author/artist presents basic manners (please, thank you, be patient and I'm sorry) in a rhyming text, and pictures preschoolers having fun being polite. After saying good night to his ears, tummy, whiskers, etc., Toby feels sleepy in Toby's Good Night and closes with, ""Shhh!/ Turn off the light./ Soft, tickly kisses.../ Good night, now,/ good night."" ( May)