cover image Mama, Do You Love Me? Nesting Blocks

Mama, Do You Love Me? Nesting Blocks

Barbara M. Joosse, Chronicle Books. Chronicle Books, $19.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-8118-3259-5

Joosse's book joins another bestselling title, the text and illustrations of which inspire hours of fun as books-cum-nesting blocks. Mama, Do You Love Me? Nesting Blocks based on the book by Barbara M. Joosse, illus. by Barbara Lavallee, and Sylvia Long's Mother Goose Nesting Blocks each include 10 blocks that will capture readers and builders on all sides. For example, on the ""Mother Goose"" blocks, one side has a nursery rhyme, one side shows a related illustration, another a numeral and the last has two to three letters in the alphabet once the tower is built, young children can read all 10 rhymes, the numbers in order from one to 10, and the entire alphabet, A to Z. The blocks fit neatly inside one another and store in a sturdy carrying box. (Sept.)