cover image What's Missing?

What's Missing?

Niki Yektai. Clarion Books, $12.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-89919-510-0

Readers can play a guessing game by learning to identify ""what's missing'' from a variety of humorous scenes. A girl pedals in midair, her mother walks an empty leash, and when they return from their outing in the park, their house is gone! In each case the solution is easily found by turning the page. Familiar objects like silverware, a TV and a bedtime book make Yektai's simple question-and-answer format fun for lap-reading; Ryan's watercolors of the skewed scenes, while not particularly inspiring, make the What's Missing? game accessible to toddlers, who will want to play it again and again. Ages 3-6. (September)