Pets Go Pop!
, . . Little, Brown/LB Kids, $17.99 (12pp) ISBN 978-0-316-00511-1
Some unexpected “pets” act rambunctious in this high-energy pop-up featuring Staake’s trademark cartoons. A “hairy” pet (a doughy ape) plays a wild game of cards with blue and green children (the cards fly across the room in a pop-up arc); meanwhile, a “toothy” alligator shows off his best assets as a “cool” lion (dressed like a beatnik) plays with his drumsticks. The madness concludes with the pets catching a ride on a big, 3-D yellow bus: “Now It’s Time for School, Pets!” The goofy incongruity will win over young readers. A large zoo poster is included. Ages 4–8.
Reviewed on: 05/18/2009