These long promised rag books are at last available. Coarse texture -- guaranteed washable and non-harmful, firmly stitched, they should prove sturdy enough for the roughest of small hands. In content and format they seem to lack that sure appeal, true and tried, of the Dean Rag Books, and the color reproduction leaves a good deal to be desired. Off register outlines may prove confusing to young eyes. This is particularly true of the Saloff book. The Web is a new idea for rag books, but the famous Noisy books have scooped the market here, though this is an adequate first sound book for the very youngest. The Newberry is the best of the three on all counts:- no text- drawings of familiar and recognizable animals are simple, clear, and with good color work. Too bad the discrepancy in sizes of the animals was thought unimportant. A squirrel larger than a dog is something that even a two year old would notice.