Coconut Puzzle Book
. American Girl Publishing Inc, $5.95 (64pp) ISBN 978-1-58485-799-0
American Girl's plush pup Coconut stars in a new line of activity and advice books for girls. Coconut's Guide to Life: Life Lessons from a Girl's Best Friend, illus. by Casey Lukatz, offers cheerful tips from sharing the sunny spot to starting each day wagging your tail. The small, jacketed hardcover has a sturdy cardboard picture frame bound in as the last page. The book is also available in the boxed Coconut Book-and-Dog Package, containing the plush Westie pup sporting leash and collar. The covered spiral-bound Friendship File: Facts on Friends from A to Z, also illus. by Lukatz, with its tabbed pages, offers room for addresses and more. An array of prompts encourages friends to fill in their dreams, favorite friendship moments and other fun facts. Coconut adds pup-sized nuggets of wisdom about friendship (e.g., ""A true friend knows you inside out""). Coco-Notes: A Book of Notes to Tear and Share includes party invitations, coupons, and notes for girls to send to friends and family. Puzzle Book: Games, Riddles, Mazes, and More! includes 64 pages of brainteasers, crosswords, riddles, etc.-all starring Coconut.
Reviewed on: 09/01/2003