cover image ERNST


Elisa Kleven, .. Tricycle, $6.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-58246-053-6

In this cut-paper collage book that evokes the texture and look of quilted squares, Ernst, a blue crocodile, goes through his day repeatedly asking, "what if" (e.g., "What if sand were fudgy instead of sandy?"), only to discover how much he appreciates the world as it is. Ages 4-7. (Mar.)