Okey Dokey Ding-A-Ling

Mike Artell, Author, Bill Ledger, Illustrator , illus. by Bill Ledger. Running Press Kids $12.95 (14p) ISBN 978-0-7624-3440-4

“If I say some funny words,/ can you say them too?/ Loosen up your lips / because that's what we're gonna do!” invites this silly board book filled with rhyming nonsense verse. By pulling levers and lifting flaps, readers can animate cartoon animals in various ways, making a frog move its head or a small dinosaur “in grandpa's shoes” tumble across a page. A fiery pop-up finale features the whole cast who, by the looks of things, have eaten chili peppers. It's an anything-can-happen journey that doesn't make much sense—but that's not really the point. Ages 3–8. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 04/05/2010
Release date: 03/01/2010
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