From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1--The engaging illustrations in these sturdy board books vividly depict racially diverse charac-terizations of perennial nursery favorites. Cousins adeptly captures all of the action contained in the few well-chosen words in each rhyme. The bright colors and childlike simplicity of the pictures are perfect for preschoolers. Other children may be drawn to the books because of fond memories or because they like to pretend to read them. Physically disabled children of any age with educational levels ranging up to the lower elementary grades would be well served by these titles; the board-book format provides pages with strong structural integrity making it easier for them to turn the pages themselves. Every child should have the opportunity to enjoy the rhythm and rhyme of these classic tales.
Vicki Emery, Belle View Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
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