PreS-Simple, one-line alliterative phrases: ``Jump for Joy in January''; ``Follow a Fox in February''; ``Make Some Music in March''; etc. follow the playful activities of ethnically diverse children through the year. Bright, lively, paper-sculpture collages on double-page spreads create an attractive design and enhance the book's appeal for the very young. A good story-hour filler.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
"Make Mudpies in May . . . Nibble a Nut in November." Bright paper sculptures and a playful, alliterative text depict children having fun month by month through the year. Each detailed double-page picture tells a story that kids can talk about. "Make some Music in March" shows a girl in the kitchen, banging on saucepans while it rains outside the window. "Jump for Joy in January" shows kids at a party, balloons in the air, the clock striking 12. A simple concept book for learning the months, this will also demonstrate to preschoolers that words and pictures can make you jump for joy all year long.