cover image Who Uses This?

Who Uses This?

Margaret Miller. Greenwillow Books, $12.95 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-688-08278-9

Miller, the creator of the recent Whose Hat? , has produced another pleasing, full-color photo-essay for the youngest child. The book devotes four pages to each of its nine ``subjects,'' first asking ``Who uses this?'' as a photo of the object is shown on the facing page. The following spread depicts adults employing the object on the left page, while a child makes use of it in a simpler, frequently humorous, fashion on the right. The objects--including a hammer, paintbrush, rolling pin and watering can--are shown again and labeled on the last page. Miller has carefully chosen and posed her models, achieving a non-sexist and racially inclusive mix. (Parents might enjoy picking out Mitch Miller and Chuck Close in the photos.) This is a handsome and useful vehicle to reinforce object recognition skills. Ages 2-up. (Mar.)