Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Geraldine Cosneau
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition
This is a novel little book! There is no story, just adorable paper-doll forest animals with stands and accessories that can be popped-out for creative play. There is space on each doll for a child to color some portion of the animal or scenery. A colorful page of stickers is included on the last page for some additional personalization. Children can create a story of their own over and over again as they place and pretend with the figures.
The artwork is cute and colorful and the idea of a book of thick cardboard animal dolls is unique and would make this a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift. The coloring spaces are small and would adapt better to experienced little artists--if they want to stay inside the lines. These would be fun decor in a forest themed bedroom. They are best for indoor play and would not hold up well in contact with water. This book could also lead to a fun afternoon creating a house for the animals to live in! Definitely good for some fun with a little one.