Good Morning, Toucan

DwellStudio, Blue Apple (Chronicle, dist.), $8.99 (10p) ISBN 978-1-60905-085-6
Digital graphics with bold patterns and shapes depict a toucan greeting fellow rainforest animals that are concealed behind die-cut flaps. "Caw! Caw! Who is waking up in the tree?'' A flap adorned with leaves and butterflies lifts vertically to show monkeys climbing and dangling from a tree dotted with frogs. "Who is waking up in the river?" questions the toucan. Underneath a pale blue flap meant to evoke the river are two turtles with geometrically patterned shells. And when the toucan returns to its tree, two little toucans are waiting in a nest: "Time for breakfast!" The latest release from this home furnishings design company maintains the hip, modern vibe of its predecessors. Also available: Goodnight, Owl. Ages 2–up. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 02/07/2011
Release date: 04/01/2011
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