Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Everything Book Ages 2-6

ABCs, 1-2-3s, colors, shapes, nursery rhymes, finger games, and more...The Everything Book has something for everyone!
The Everything Book
By Denise Fleming
Edition: illustrated
Published by Macmillan, 2000
ISBN 0805062920, 9780805062922
64 pages Ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
PreS-Animals of all kinds, lively ...... insects and birds, and a diverse array of small children romp through this collection of simple rhymes, numbers and letters, and listings of familiar objects. The book includes everything needed to make it an anthology of preschool interests and concerns, from mealtimes to body parts. It even has traffic lights and trains. The very attractive illustrations, done in Fleming's characteristic bold and energetic style, were produced by pouring cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils, the result being simple forms that are attractively textured, with edges that are just fuzzy enough to look soft and friendly. The brilliant, warm colors are given depth and interest by the inevitable small differences in color produced by this process. Small children will enjoy pointing out the ladybugs crawling or flying or perched quietly on grass blades or leaves in almost every picture. There are, in all, 119 of them to be found, and doubtless young readers will spot every one. This is, indeed, an "Everything Book."-Marian Drabkin, Richmond Public Library, CA

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