cover image Simms Taback's City Animals

Simms Taback's City Animals

Simms Taback, . . Blue Apple, $12.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-934706-52-7

Full-page flaps unfold vertically, then horizontally, to create bold, large-scale images of city fauna in a sturdy guessing book. “Who am I?” asks one animal. “I make friends with people” (only a pair of legs appears at first, then another clue after lifting a flap: “I have a collar, a tag and a leash”). By folding out the third flaps to complete a square, the full picture is revealed: “I'm a dog!” Taback's animals are accentuated against bold blocks of color, and there's humor, too: the creatures' expressions range from alarmed to goofy to just plain vacuous. Also available: Simms Taback's Safari Animals . Ages 2–5. (Apr.)