Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyIn an appealing companion to last year's Baby Talk , Miranda and Stott again reveal their astute understanding of a toddler's daily life. In 12 scenes, they feature a day's natural progression: from the toddler's anticipation of going out, to getting dressed; traveling to the park; playing on swings, slide, see-saw and bars; picnicking and feeding the birds; then returning home, serenely satisfied. Each episode is cleverly enhanced by the combination of two strong featuresfamiliar phrases and an inviting flap that carries the illustrated event forwardthe exhilarating ride on the slide, from top to bottom, for example). All episodes are shown in Stott's enticing, simple style, in some ways reminiscent of Helen Oxenbury's books for this same age group. Ages 1-3. (Oct.)
School Library JournalPreS This lift-the-flap book doesn't succeed as a book for babies or toddlers. There is minimal plot: parents and child go to the park, picnic, and return home. Simple illustrations in primary colors accompany basic two-word phrases that are often used with small children (``go bump''; ``all gone''), printed in large type. While this book does capture the child's familiar world from babyhood to preschool status, the flaps are too fragile to withstand even moderate toddler use, even though the paper is of heavy stock and is plastic coated. In addition, the illustrations are occasionally obscure (the family eating breakfast with the flaps opening on a shuttered window is labeled ``Go out''). Carol A. Edwards, East Central Regional Library, Cambridge, Minn.
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