cover image Left Hand/Right Hand

Left Hand/Right Hand

Janet Alison Brown, illus. by Frank Endersby. Barron’s, $4.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-7641-6517-7

This hand-shaped board book—about hands—includes an illustration of a left hand on the front cover and a right hand on the back, so readers can match their own digits against the pictures. Brown describes what it means to be right or left-handed through cartoon figures seen throwing balls, drawing, and brushing their hair and teeth (“If you mostly use your right hand to do these things, you are probably right-handed”), while also coaching readers on how to determine left from right in a variety of situations. An accessible guide to an important concept. Ages 3–6. (May)