cover image Raggedy Ann's Beach Bag

Raggedy Ann's Beach Bag

Alyson Heller, , illus. by Laura Thomas. . S&S/Little Simon, $5.99 (8pp) ISBN 978-1-4169-5546-7

Annie and her doll Raggedy Ann take a trip to the beach in this new book in the Raggedy Ann and Me! series. On the sturdy board book pages (the book can be carried via a die-cut handle) the story frames a question: “Annie has forgotten to pack her favorite beach toy. What is Annie's favorite beach toy?” The answer is found by removing a cardboard piece, in this case a ball, with the corresponding word shown underneath. After a day in the sun and sand, Raggedy Ann enjoys her “favorite treat”—a press-out popsicle. The interactive component adds dimension to this basic lesson in objects. Ages 3–5. (May)