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The world is a perilous place, or so it seems to a small cub named Alfie. This bear's journey to the jungle playground is filled with encounters: with a snapping crocodile, undulating python, menacing jackal, and a fearsome tiger. Fortunately for Alfie, his mother accompanies him, offering reassurance and a place to hide, all the while providing useful advice, e.g., ``Let the jackal run along.'' Every harrowing (at least for Alfie) event is calmly resolved as the wild creatures continue on their way and Alfie is seen in the final spread cheerfully sliding down the trunk of an elephant. Children will delight in rescuing Alfie by pulling tabs that send him into his mother's arms or behind her back when danger approaches. Clark's vividly hued jungle habitat offers a glimpse of a unique assortment of animals not commonly seen in board books. While Alfie perceives the various creatures as threatening, Clark carefully prevents them from appearing so to readers. It may be a wild world out there, but Alfie learns that with proper care, it's a manageable one. (Picture book. 2-5) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Alfie, a small bear, is reassured by his mother during a walk in which they pass by a hungry crocodile, a dangerous jackal, and a tiger. Even the most timid child will find the illustrations to be colorful and endearing. In the second book, done in the style of Eric Hill's classic Where's Spot (Putnam, 1980), Alfie hides from his mother when it's time for bed. He is finally discovered and gives her a kiss before going to sleep. It's another charmer. Both of these pull-the-tab novelty books would be welcome additions to preschool collections.
Jennifer J. Gallant, Cleveland Public Library, OH
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