cover image My Big World

My Big World

OKIDO. Thames & Hudson (Norton, dist.), $18.95 (64p) ISBN 978-0-500-65016-5

In this companion to Head to Toe, also from the creators of the British children's magazine Okido, a girl named Koko, her friend Alex, and three impish "explorers" help kids explore the outside world, both near and far from home. Reader-directed questions pepper the pages, presenting many opportunities for interaction and conversation, whether the topic is family ("Do you have any brothers or sisters?"), the backyard ("Which kinds of vegetables is Alex growing?"), or day vs. night ("Can you spot who is awake during the night?"). Games and activities are incorporated into discussions of forests, towns, and the weather, and the quirky digital graphics give personality to this wide-ranging introduction to the way the world works. Ages 4%E2%80%938. (June)