PreS Neither of these die-cut cardboard-paged books is appropriate for its audience. Of the two, The Land of Colors is superior: the rhymed text flows gracefully from page to page and the stylized, clean-edged illustrations are graphically inviting. Each page is basically one tonality with a single object in a radically different color. The single-object color of one page becomes the generalized color of the following, and the die-cut ``sun'' that hovers over all adds a corresponding color ring to underscore the concept. While attractive, the cumulative effect of these tinted landscapes treads a fine line between imaginative and hallucinatory. On the other hand, Things I Love the Most does, ploddingly, just what the title says: presents a list of items that children enjoy, from balloons and popsicles to fishing, apple picking and new puppies. The cluttered cartoon illustrations are punctuated by a red die-cut heart that diminishes in size with each page, as does the reader's enjoyment of the book. With texts and illustrations clearly inappropriate to one year olds (the chief consumers of board books), the cardboard pages, die-cut designs and spiral binding fall into the category of gimmicksdesigned for sales rather than substance. Kristi Thomas Beavin, Arlington County Public Library, Va.