Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Can YOU make a scary face? by Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas is not exactly a newbie - she's been delighting the toddler crowd (and those older) for some time with such scary delights as The Doghouse, word play in Rhyming Dust Bunnies, and responsive reading in What Will Fat Cat Sit On?

But I feel she has reached her zenith in Can YOU Make a Scary Face? An apparently giant bug encourages the reader (or listener) to use their imagination....but sometimes your imagination can get out of hand! Like Thomas' other books, the text and illustrations are deceptively simple, with bright, bold colors and heavy black lines.

Verdict: This is going to be a wow in storytime - I'm kicking off my programs with it this fall!

ISBN: 978-1416985815; Published August 2009 by Beach Lane Books; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library (three copies - one for the professional collection, two for general circulation)

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