Pop and Play: Under the Sea

Simon Abbott. Kingfisher, $7.99 (10p) ISBN 978-0-7534-7155-5
The Pop and Play series adds two titles, including this undersea adventure that offers simple pop-ups and reader prompts. “The dolphins play in the waves,” reads the opening scene as one of the blue-purple animals leaps from left to right. “Where is the boat?” Subsequent pages ask questions involving colors and counting, and Abbott’s chunky cartoons leave make the answers unambiguous while creating a cheerful undersea world full of bright colors and smiling aquatic life. Additional animals and details tucked into each of the book’s five scenes provide even more opportunities for exploration. Simultaneously available: Pop and Play: Pets. Ages 3–5. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/16/2013
Release date: 02/11/2014
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