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What Do You See?

Perrin, Martine, 1965-

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
What Do You See?
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Text and images on die-cut pages lead the reader to discover the hiding places of a variety of small animals.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Albert Whitman, 2011
Edition: Albert Whitman board bk. ed
ISBN: 9780807567128
0807567124
Branch Call Number: J PIC P
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 18 cm.

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Mar 26, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Perrin’s elegant sense of design manages to make this one of the rare board books that is as fascinating to babies as the pictures are attractive to adults. It’s rare that a grown person can appreciate something as much as a newborn, but this is one of the exceptions. You will rarely go wrong if you buy high-contrast black and white books for babies, but if you want something colorful with a good chance of success, try this one on for size. A fun read (and one you won’t mind repeating over and over again either).

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Mar 26, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Right from the cover onward this book works hard to suck in infant interest. Turn the cover and the wavy pattern on the boat becomes an ocean scene with a red fish cresting the waves. After that the book begins in earnest. “Rolling yarn, in a little house . . /” turn the page and, “Look! Here comes Kitty, ready to play! Meow, meow!” A checked pattern of red and white square that had previously been the makeup of the house now become a floor with a silhouette of a black cat in the upper right hand corner. Meanwhile the page you’ve just turned reveals that the house is now red and white too. This sets up the rest of the book. Patterns will appear within objects, and when you turn the page the colors of the objects will change and the patterns become something else. From black stripes to orange polka dots to green zigzags, Perrin creates patterns that seem to move when the eye takes them in. At the end of the book older children can identify the objects, colors, and animals that were spotted throughout.

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