School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS-Gr 1-Each of these small-format titles features a colorful cover and an opening page that is likely to prompt a question or prediction. Unfortunately, the cartoon art in Monkey, while depicting some energetic and mischievous animals, also features an awkwardly drawn boy. The illustrations in the other books are also somewhat amateurish and/or static. All three books have minimal text, none particularly inspired, and certain words in Pumpkin-"rectangle," "half-circle," "square," "scary," "triangle"-may challenge new readers. With so many wonderful beginning readers available, these titles don't rise to the top.-Colleen D. Bocka, Nathaniel Rochester Community School, Rochester, NY Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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