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Author: Todd Parr

Illustrator: Todd Parr

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Publisher: LB Kids, an imprint of Little, Brown & Co.,

Material: paperback

Summary: Throughout the book, the children engage in different kinds of play. This is an activity-driven picture book.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 4 to 8

Interest Level: 2 to 6

Age of Child: na

Young Reader Reaction: None offered by this reviewer.

Adult Reader Reaction: The pop-ups and other touch-and-feel elements are great. Even the cover has puffy, plasticky balloons to feel. What I liked best about this book, though, is it distributed the really fun things like hammering and camping out between the boys and the girls. No type-casting here.

Pros: The motto "Ready Set Learn" fits this book concept for youngsters perfectly. It's enthusiastic and implies that learning is fun. With the pop-ups (my perennial favorite from childhood!) and simple, kid-arresting primary colors, you can't go wrong.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! This would be an inexpensive little birthday party gift. If you're child's crowd spends a bit more, you could also pick up Who's Your Best Friend? or a Lights Out, Todd sticker book.

If You Liked This Book, Try: WHO'S YOUR BEST FRIEND? (ToddWorld™)   LIGHTS OUT, TODD! (ToddWorld)   CONNIE CAME TO PLAY

Educational Themes: Let's Play Together! will give kids a break from active days at school and still keep them learning.

Notes: Award-winning author Carolyn Howard-Johnson offered this review.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2005

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