Who’s Ready to Play? and lots of other questions – Anton Poitier, Illustrated by Tracy Cottingham

41ftgksgasl Who’s Ready to Play? and lots of other questions – Anton Poitier, Illustrated by Tracy Cottingham, Kane Miller, A Division of EDC Publishing;  9781610674621, 2015

Format: Hardcover

Rating:  (1-5, 5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre: picture book

What did you like about the book? The 24 colorful animals, consistently replicated on each page, with slight variations and posed questions, makes for a very interactive experience. I read it with a 4-year-old who was captivated to find the questionable animal to answer the question. It has the quality of a “Search Waldo type book” but involves more interaction, language, reasoning and classifications.  It can be read multiple times to amuse and entertain.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I thought it was repetitive and boring, but my pre-reader loved it!

To whom would you recommend this book?  Pre-school children, who are able to focus on details, practice pre-reading skills, classifications and vocabulary enrichment.

Who should buy this book? Pre-school and elementary school librarians, parents and grandparents looking for a fun animal book to share with young children.

Where would you shelve it ?  Children’s picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:Diane Neylon, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Date of review: 1/18/2017

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