A new kind of cut-out-and-play-book (or more accurately, two of them) which should prove a book to parents whose children aren't quite old enough to be trusted with scissors. Here are play books with figures that can be pressed out of the sheets, and folded into shape, Circus figures and "props" for playing circus; farm animals and people and "props" for playing farm, and the outside cover of each book forms a stage-set for the game. The text is simple and factual enough for reading aloud to the small y. Remember The Playbook of The Playbook of Robin Hood, etc. (alas no longer in print)? This is the same sort of idea, less educational in content and purpose, and adapted to much younger children. The circus book is the better of the two, in that the figures are less fragile, ducklings and piglets emerge too small for practical handling.