cover image Red, Blue, Yellow Shoe

Red, Blue, Yellow Shoe

Tana Hoban. Greenwillow Books, $6.99 (12pp) ISBN 978-0-688-06563-8

A red alarm clock, a blue mitten, a yellow baby shoe and a purple flower are the first cheery photographs in Red, Blue, Yellow Shoea book about color. Panda, Panda displays a real panda in a natural-looking setting, progressing from eating, drinking, rolling and climbing to yawning, resting and, finally, sleeping. Children will relate to both board books: the counting objects are toy-bright (some really are toys), and the panda's seemingly lazy pursuit of creature comforts is engaging. As with all of Hoban's acclaimed photo books, these are deliberately simple, and perfect for the very young. (9 months-3 years)