"Mouse Paint" and "Name That Dog"
Three wonderful books for children and especially for those
who buy books for children are there for the taking.
"Mouse Paint" by Ellen Stoll Walsh, $4.99 (HMH,
publisher) is as cute a childrens book as has come along in some time.
In English and Spanish, "Mouse Paint" tells the story through poems of
three little mice who discover 3 jars of paint and the rest of it is
pure enjoyment and edification. MUST HAVE
"Name That Dog" by Peggy Archer with illustrations by
Stephanie Buscema (Penguin, $16.99) is an adorable books that goes thru
the alphabet for the reader from A to Z with all kinds of nifty names
for dogs of all types. Chewy and Daisy and Thor and Zipper and Yo Yo -
all get a full page as does Puddle and Jingles. Imaginative, inventive,
interesting reading and looking.
GO FOR IT!
"The Famous Nini" by Mary Nethery illustrated by John
Manders (HMH, publisher, $17.00, 32 pages) is the charming story that is
mostly true about how a plain white cat in the 1890s in Venice was
befriended by a café owner. Nini became a celebrity cat and charmed all
types of people. This is a charming MUST READ!
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