cover image Supermarket!


Charlotte Doyle. Candlewick Press (MA), $8.99 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2218-3

Sturdy Studies Candlewick launches a new line of Super Sturdy Picture Books, just right for beginning readers, with a trio of titles boasting strong cardstock pages. A toddler cuts a swathe of destruction in the Supermarket! by Charlotte Doyle, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott. The artist's trademark fine line and watercolor wash illustrations show an oblivious tyke lobbing beets and causing an avalanche of canned peas, as the staccato text lists each item: ""Green Beans./ Ice cream./ Get in line./ Checkout time."" (Aug.) .