Cork, Cats, and Carousel
Like beautiful flowers popping up all over in spring,
children’s books, colorful and educational, moving and marvelous are
also part of the scene.
Viking Penguin offers up for readers five and above
“Cork & Fuzz” by Dori Chaconas illustrated by Lisa McCue ($13.99, 32
pages, sturdily bound. Cork is a short muskrat while Fuzz is a tall
possum. They blend together making for super reading with terrific
visuals for all the children among us.
“Cats” by Matthew Van Fleet with photos by Brian
Stanton (Simon and Schuster, $16.99) is the cat book of all cat books
for toddlers showcasing 22 breeds of these favorite pets. Interactive
curios plus a push button speaker reward all who com into contact with
the playful “Cats.” NOTABLE
“A Carousel Tale’ by Elisa Kleven (Tricycle Press,
$15.99, 40 pages, ages 3 to 6) is all about the adventures of Ernst, a
young blue crocodile. Colorful, imaginative, absorbing reading – all of
these are part of the reason why this book should be in the hands of all
children – big and small.
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