cover image Barbie Word Book

Barbie Word Book

. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $12.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-7336-3

She's not just a pretty face: in The Barbie Word Book the iconic doll teaches youngsters over 300 words. Each double-page spread shows a photograph with items that youngsters are asked to find; each item is shown and clearly labeled in the borders. A picture of Barbie in her kitchen asks, ""Can you see my favorite thing to eat in the picture? What can I make for brunch today?"" ( Nov.)