cover image Who What Where?

Who What Where?

Olivier Tallec. Chronicle, $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4521-5693-4

Tallec follows 2015’s Who Done It? with another round of questioning, with readers asked to identify the culprits in a series of low-stakes domestic incidents. Like the previous book, the pages lift vertically, and the low, squat dimensions of the book play into the mock police-style lineups depicted in Tallec’s droll pencil-and-acrylic illustrations. “Who stepped in paint?” he asks as readers see red footprints tracked across a living room. Four animals, all looking guilty, line up below, but the trace of red on the duck’s webbed feet is a dead giveaway. The could-be perpetrators often point at each other in an attempt at misdirection, but the evidence generally speaks for itself. Determining who did what is half the fun, but there’s plenty to talk about and enjoy in these quirky vignettes. Ages 3–5. (Sept.)