CLOTHES FOOD HOME TOYS by Sara Lynn

CLOTHES FOOD HOME TOYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Glossy, durable board books for toddlers, with a single object and word presented on each page in bold primary colors. These are eye-appealing first books, but lack the thoughtful conceptualization that marks the outstanding examples of this genre. Here, objects seem paired primarily for the complementary background colors, rather than for any concept of sequencing, size, use, familiarity, or location. Thus a rabbit and a crayon are paired in Toys, and tomato and egg are paired in Food. The young child may have trouble identifying ""wheelbarrow"" and ""watering can"" as familiar ""home"" objects, or the enormous split-open pea pod as related to the mashed green pea of his dinner. Clothes seems to be the only title with planned sequencing, as clothes from diapers to outdoor wear are presented in the order in which they would be put on; it ends, however, with sleep suit and slippers. Still, where additional board books are desired, these are inexpensive and graphically appealing.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1986
ISBN: 689-71095-X
Page count: 14pp
Publisher: Macmillan