cover image Who Done It?

Who Done It?

Olivier Tallec. Chronicle, $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4521-4198-5

With a format that enhances its playful concept, this narrow, vertically oriented book offers lineups of impish animals, monsters, and children, along with reader-directed questions. Visual clues in the illustrations hint at the answers to questions include “Who is in love?” (a blushing boy holds a bouquet flowers behind his back), “Who couldn’t hold it?” (a brown animal blushes for other reasons, standing in a puddle), and “Who is nervous?” (a blue rabbit trembles as a bee hovers overhead). The fun is in the deadpan expressions of the characters and, even when readers have successfully spotted the culprits, finding them again is unlikely to get old. There’s plenty of opportunity for side conversations about what the other characters are up to, as well. Ages 3–5. (Oct.)