Children's Literature - Dr. Judy RowenThis book appears deceptively simple, but it has a lot to offer. It can serve as a counting book, as each page has one more animal than the previous page. The bold graphics deserve further examination, however, as each contains a hidden food item to help the toddler answer the question, "who ate it?" The small format is perfect for small hands, and the bright colors are sure to delight. 1994 (orig.
School Library JournalPreS-K-- Two Japanese imports illustrated with vibrant, cheerful watercolors that feature a seek-and-find format. The title questions are asked, and readers must look for an item in a picture on the facing page. Unfortunately, the verbs used in the simple texts may cause some confusion. The animals and children don't actually ``eat'' the foods that then show up somewhere on their bodies in the first book or ``hide'' items that must be searched for in the second. Even though the questions could be posed in a more accurate fashion, these titles will appeal to young children. Lively color combinations make the illustrations leap from the pages, and the interactive format is intriguing.-- Cathleen Towey, formerly at Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY
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