Quick! Turn the Page!

Quick! Turn the Page!

by James Stevenson

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- To find out what happens when Eddie has nobody to play with, or how the mouse will get past the cat, readers are told to turn the page. In most cases, a problem or question is depicted on one page, and its solution or answer on the next; case closed, and on to the next scenario. This format, featuring a string of unrelated situations, presents obstacles: the book is choppy, with no continuity; there is the demeaning implication that big-deal problems (``Sarah is sick of winter'') can be zapped instantly with a flick of the wrist; and the constant repetition of the page-turning gimmick is somewhat monotonous. Surely, young readers get immediate reinforcement for operating the pages, but their page-turning is mechanical rather than motivated by interest generated from involvement. Stevenson's fans will enjoy this new dose of his characteristic cleverness and his familiar watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations, but they're the only drawing card. --Liza Bliss, Worcester Public Library, MA

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Edition description:
38888 Harper
Product dimensions:
10.11(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

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