Just how long can a long string be?!, by Keith Baker, ages 2 and up
Ant is stopped short when he encounters a huge ball of string. As he started to unravel the ball of string, he asks his friend Bird, “Just how long can a long string be?” Wise Bird says “it depends,” and proceeds to show Ant many ways to use the string, including wrapping a birthday gift, flying a kite, supporting pea plants in the garden, playing jump rope, and helping to build a nest.
The illustrations are colorful and cheerful, and Bird’s bright eyes and perky tail enliven every page. The book illustrates a great lesson in taking a big problem and breaking it down to a manageable size. The last page shows Ant using a piece of string that’s just as long as he needs it to be.
Just how long can a long string be?!, Arthur A. Levine Books, $16.99