Ears, Nose, Eyes... Surprise!

Sarah Jones. Blue Manatee, $7.99 (14p) ISBN 978-1-936669-62-2
This engaging outing is all about the five senses. An illustrated baby with bright, brown eyes; sticking-out ears; and a quizzical expression provides clues to identify mystery shapes. “My ears hear... a strumming sound.” Readers may recognize a guitar in the black shape set against a light green background. When the boy says “My tongue tastes... something sweet,” the shape resembles a birthday cake. All of the objects appear in color on a final spread as part of a surprise. Jones’s silhouetted objects and bright backgrounds catch the eye, and the guessing element invites active reading. Ages up to 3. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/27/2018
Release date: 09/01/2018
Genre: Children's
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