Books by Fran Thatcher

THE PICK AND SHOP MARKETPLACE by Ron Van der Meer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

The Pick And Shop Marketplace ($19.99; Oct. 1, 1996; 4 pp.; 0-679-87476-3): The four pages of this ``book'' are actually four panels that become the backdrop for a pretend shopping spree. Pop- up stores contain paper versions of produce, clothes, candy, and toys; prices can be added or hung nearby, while viewers can stash loot in the shopping bags provided. Brief instructions help with the set-up and clean-up, while a small booklet suggests games involving organization and elementary budgeting skills. This three- dimensional paper stage is sure to inspire lessons in math and object-naming, as well as some plain old pretend. (Pop-up. 4-8) Read full book review >