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Match It: A Fold-the-Flap Book

Match It: A Fold-the-Flap Book

by Matthew Van Fleet

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The conceit of this slickly produced book is a game that takes longer to explain than to play. Text on the left page of each spread invites the reader to ``Pick a toy or fruit, color, shape or animal''; colorful illustrations of six objects are obligingly supplied. Attached to the right page are three full-page gatefold flaps (on top, side and bottom), each with diecuts and details of the facing illustrations. The point of all this fol-de-rol? Arrange the flaps in the correct order, and an image of the selected object will appear in all its glory. The publisher suggests that the book will ``sharpen logic and memory skills''--an overly ambitious goal, but the intended audience may well amuse itself by combining the flaps randomly. Van Fleet made more playful and more educational use of paper-engineering techniques in One Yellow Lion. Ages 4-8. (Jan.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- A unique flap book that asks children to use puzzle-building skills to match objects. Five double-page spreads show items from different categories: toys, fruits, numbers, animals, and shapes. Children are asked to pick one item, and then re-create it in the three die-cut, fold-out flaps on the facing page. They are to keep folding, making new combinations, until they hit the right sequence. Although the drawings are a little wooden and bland, they are colorful and adequately represent the objects in the categories. A thick coated paper is used for the die-cut pages, so the book could be circulated. A better place for it, however, would be on a puzzle or game table. Not a necessary purchase, but a good novelty item. --Linda Wicher, Highland Park Public Library, IL

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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