Thursday, June 20, 2013

What is Part This, Part That?

What is Part This, Part That?
by Harriet Zeifert, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Blue Apple Books, 2013.  Unpaged.  Picture Book.

     A penguin is part black and part white while a roller coaster is "part fun and part fright!"  Dad's pajamas are "part bottom, part top" while "riding in traffic is part Go and part Stop."  Zeifert and Slaughter's delightful new book uses rhymed text, foldouts, lift-ups and big, bright colors to acquaint youngsters with how things fit together, work together, and can be one thing but also another. This book would work particularly well as an interactive read-aloud, with the reader providing the first part of the equation, and the child the second.  A particularly fine choice for preschoolers.


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