PreS--Two unsuccessful lift-the-flap books. In the first, the father is a tradi tional kind of guy who leaves his son and wife at home in the suburbs while he goes to work in the city; the woman in Where's Mommy's Truck? is a con struction worker who drives a pick-up truck. Both books repeat the title ques tion throughout the story, asking read ers where the vehicles are as they travel. However, the flap gimmick simply does not work here. It is confusing to ``open'' a large truck or a railroad car to locate the vehicles. When Mom is at work, readers disconcertingly find her car un der a pile of sand. In addition, the wa tercolor illustrations are uninspired, with the renderings of people sketchy and cartoonish.--Cathleen Towey, for merly at Nassau Library System, Union dale, NY
Harriet Ziefert has been making magic with words for many years. She is the author of over 200 books for young readers. A mother of two and grandmother of five, she lives in South Orange, New Jersey.
Liz Murphy was born and raised in England and attended the Kingston Art College, where she majored in graphic design. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in Montclair, New Jersey. Liz has illustrated four other picture books for Blue Apple.