A fold-out format encourages young readers to lift the flaps on every page for a fun-filled introduction to simple shapes. By the author of My First Book of Colors and My First Book of Counting.
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Gatefold flaps and pop-ups, multicolored type and a cheerful mouse cast add a modicum of pizzazz to these entrants in an overcrowded field. The alphabet book presents each letter in upper and lower case, once printed primer-style within triple-ruled lines and again on ladyfinger-shaped flaps. Lift the flap and find a captioned picture of something beginning with the featured letter (a smiling mouse plays the Xylophone; more smiling mice model Uniforms). At book's end, the mice assemble a pop-up alphabet. Atop the flaps of the companion book, the mice gambol across designated shapes--open the flaps to see a group of similarly shaped objects (behind "Circle" lie a target, wading pool, plate, hoop, etc.) Murphy intelligently pairs flat shapes with their three-dimensional counterparts--circle with sphere, square with cube, triangle with cone--although the technique backfires with the rectangle (how many of us refer to "cuboids"?). The finale compensates for this minor flaw, squaring the book with a carnival of pop-ups and cut-outs. Ages 2-5.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Scholastic, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0590463039
Book Description Scholastic, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0590463039
Book Description Scholastic, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110590463039