PreS-These witty board books feature simple rhyming texts and humorous black, white, and gray illustrations that highlight the color specified in each title. The things included range from the relatively ordinary (a warty toad sitting in the grass; the sky on a sunny day) to the delightfully silly (a frog in a pretty raincoat; a rose that doesn't know how to swim). In each instance, the rhymes pull readers forward, and the whimsy keeps the stories moving. Each book features on its penultimate pages only the letter Y with a detailed closeup of the illustration that follows, which encourages youngsters to guess what they are about to see. Naturals for the home, library, and classroom, these titles should be prominently displayed in any library or bookstore devoted to children.
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