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ANNA’S BOOK by Barbara Baker


by Barbara Baker & illustrated by Catharine O'Neill

Age Range: 2 - 4

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-525-47231-2
Publisher: Dutton

Introducing Anna, eager, curious, playful, demanding, self-centered, but as sweet and lovable as any toddler can be. Two little books, just right for small hands, individually depict, with the barest of text, two typical situations—one of reading and rereading the same favorite book, the other involving a playmate’s visit where sharing becomes difficult. Anna loves to be read to as mom complies, interrupting her laundry chores, again and again. Finally, “Mommy is finished reading” and Anna creates her own solution by sitting with teddy bear and reading her book as many times as teddy asks her to. In Anna Shares (ISBN: 0-525-47111-1) when friend Justin comes over to play, Anna cannot share the cookies mom offers at snack time and cries, “No, no, no.” Justin goes home and Anna constructs a way to share and eat all her cookies as well. Simple, yet expressive watercolors capture the mood, ambiance, and quintessential behavior of the egocentric tike. Perfect for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)