Good Egg, by Barney Saltzberg (ages 2-5)
A cute new entry into the pop-up book category. Each page has bright colors with commands for the egg in bold, black words: sit, roll over, shake. Each command has an accompanying tab or flap activity fitting to the words, each ending with the phrase “Good Egg!” All the activities of the book are clever and imaginative. When you get to the end of the book and command the egg to speak you will be delighted by the pop up surprise. As the book states, “It’s so much fun, you’ll crack up!”
Good Egg, by Barney Saltzberg, Workman Publishing, 2009, $9.95
Mommy, Where Are You? by Leonid Gore, Ages 2-5
Ozzy wakes up one morning and can’t find his mommy anywhere! He races off on a frantic search. Is she behind the fence? In the flowers? Up in the tree? Swimming in the lake? No, no, no! Ozzy works himself into a wild tizzy only to discover Mommy in the most obvious of places.
Leonid Gore’s story is simple, punctuated by Ozzy’s refrain of “there you are!” as he repeatedly mistakes various woodland plants and animals for Mommy. The unique illustrations are sure to draw young adventurers into the story, using broad, colorful brushstrokes and liftable flaps to create a lush setting for the little mouse family. This is an excellent “snuggle-time” story for mommies and little ones to enjoy together!
Mommy, Where Are You? by Leonid Gore, $16.99, Ginee Seo Books, pub. March 2009
Enjoy a good book today!