cover image 10 Items or Less

10 Items or Less

Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Jana Christy, S&S/Little Simon, $7.99 (18p) ISBN 978-1-4424-0720-6

Calmenson’s 1985 book Ten Items or Less gets a new lease on life with an interactive board book format and cheerful new artwork from Christy. A girl with dark frizzy hair helps her mother during a shopping trip, and readers can participate, too, removing 10 cardboard pieces (“milk to drink” and “cookies to munch”) before heading to the express lane. Readers can then accompany mother and daughter on a picnic, as the final pages unfold into a blanket with a space for each item. Ages 1–4. (Sept.)