MY VERY FIRST BOOK OF FOOD; MY VERY FIRST BOOK OF HEADS AND TAILS; MY VERY FIRST BOOK OF SOUNDS; MY VERY FIRST BOOK OF TOOLS by Erie--Illus. Carle

MY VERY FIRST BOOK OF FOOD; MY VERY FIRST BOOK OF HEADS AND TAILS; MY VERY FIRST BOOK OF SOUNDS; MY VERY FIRST BOOK OF TOOLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Problems in design, illustration, and concept will limit the usefulness of these spiral-bound, carboard flip books. The halves of the pages are flipped to make a match, but, confusingly, flaps are put in the binding in no particular order. Only Heads & Tails uses a top and bottom flap which match to form a picture, and only one of these is actually a ""head & tail."" Even correctly matched, white borders make it hard to see a unified animal. Two of the titles, Tools and Sounds, have a picture on one flap and only a word on the other. On opening Tools, the child sees a picture of a hammer and the word ""Screwdriver""; nothing indicates when an appropriate match has been made. Although Carle's colorful, collage-like style is attractive, these are poorly planned and disappointing,

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1986
ISBN: 694-00130-9
Publisher: Crowell