cover image Brave Babette

Brave Babette

Jean Marzollo, Elzbieta. Dial Books, $12.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8037-0633-0

Ever-popular teddy bears are the unifying force in this collection of adaptations of songs, jump-rope rhymes, chants and poems. Instead of ``Ten Little Indians,'' there is ``Ten Little Teddy Bears''; ``Star Light, Star Bright'' becomes ``Bear Light, Bear Bright'' and a teddy bear is the star of ``Eenie, Meenie.'' Schweninger's brightly animated illustrations feature bears of every size, whether rollicking or in repose, who enhance every page of the book. Ages 2-7. (Mar.)