cover image High Five with Julius and Friends

High Five with Julius and Friends

Paul Frank Industries, illus. by Micah Player, Chronicle, $8.99 (10p) ISBN 978-0-8118-7147-1

"It's no secret that you're a superstar around here," says Paul Frank icon Julius the monkey. "I believe some high fives are in order!" On each page, his animal friends offer praise to readers ("you make sharing your toys look easy!"; "you look both ways before crossing the street. High five!") as well as their furry textured paws (or, in the case of a snail, a jelly belly). It's a tactilely satisfying experience as well as a low-key reminder about good toddler behavior, all wrapped up in the hip Paul Frank aesthetic. Ages 4–8. (May)