Publishers Weekly - Publishers WeeklyIn a quartet of Funny Faces board books by Janet Allison Brown, illus. by Paula Knight, tactile elements on the cover draw readers inside. The hero's yellow felt wings on the cover of Scaredy Duck emphasize his fear of flying; yet one day he gets lost and finally asks the other ducks for help. In Lion's Mane, with a felt mane on the cover, Lion tries to change his hairstyle. Pink and gray felt ears on the cover of Hurray for Elephant play up the pachyderm's big ears, which enable her to hear Monkey's cries for help. Also sporting felt wings on the cover, Busy Bee has a lot to do, but still finds time to help his friends. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's LiteratureThere is a tactile treat for readers of this board book. The front cover has a duck's wings made of soft yellow felt that can be stroked. The duck is afraid to fly so he stays on the ground. One day he gets lost and asks some of his flying friends to help him find his way. He confesses that he is afraid of falling so he is unwilling to fly. Instead of laughing, the other ducks teach him flying skills. Lesson learned, the duck overcomes his fear and has a wonderful time flying with his friends. The illustrations look like stitched cloth, which is in keeping with the cover. Part of the "Funny Faces" seriesstories with lessons. 2003, Tiger Tales, Ages 2 to 4.
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