The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 20, 1998 · Page 26
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 26

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, May 20, 1998
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1998 APPLAUSE THE SALINA JOURNAL Books for Young Readers * f ' Karen MacPherson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette '. For the youngest readers, simplicity is always best. Bright colors, clear text, a single, simple theme — .all of these are important ingredients 'for books aimed at babies and tod- i'dlers. ; • Here's a look at some new frocks that combine these ingredi- ients into delightfully readable con- 'coctions for the youngest set: • Pennsylvania author/artist Anna Grossnickle Hines has never lost touch with what it feels like to be a toddler or pre-schooler. It's a magic .touch that allows Hines to create such picture book classics as "Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti" and "All .By Myself." . Now Hines has combined forces with her grown daughter, Sarah Hines-Stephens, to create a marvelous new series focused on a green-eyed, black-furred cat named Bean. Hihes-Stephens writes the stories and her mother illustrates them, and together they have created a board book series that is guaranteed to tickle your toddler. In "Bean," young readers are introduced to the whirlwind of activity that is Bean. What's particularly great about this book is Hines- Stephens' decision to pair Bean with a baby, a lively combo that produces some of the small but dramatic adventures that babies and toddlers love. In "Bean's Night," ,Hines- Stephens uses a lilting rhyj^tojde- tail how Bean plays all night and sleeps all day. "Bean's Games" has a similarly clever text as Hines- Stephens uses fun puns to describe iK^this energetic cat plays. All three books feature artwork by Hines, who somehow manages to convey the whimsy of this feline : without resorting to cutesiness. The bold primary colors used in the illustrations make them particularly at; tractive. The "Bean" series is published ".by Red Wagon Books, an imprint of : Harcourt Brace & Co. The books . cost $4.95 each, are just the right size :for slipping into a pocket and are '. targeted for ages 1 through 3. • Author/artist Betsy Everitt is wild about color. Her books, including "Mean Soup," are ablaze with colors like fuschia, tangerine, lime and teal. Her newest book, "Up the Ladder, Down the Slide" (Harcourt Brace & Co, $12), is yet another ode • to color. It's filled with joyous hues ; that add Me and energy to Everitt's ; simple line drawings. Like Everitt's other books, however, "Up the Ladder" also has a well- written text. Here she uses a gentle . rhyme to detail the delights of a sunny day, a park with lots of play equip; inent and a big blue blanket that can ; be shared by all. \ There's not much sto^erS, but there's lots of atmosphere that's both familiar and intoxicating to young : ^ark-lovers. No one — of any age — Can possibly close the covers of this book without feeling just a little better about the world. (Ages 24). ; . • Illustrator Ant Parker has two : entertaining new books out. First, : there's "Terrific Trains" (Kingfisher, $8.95). With a lively verse-text by Tony Mitton, this book showcases Parker's boldly-colored, simply- drawn illustrations featuring chunky, smiling animals. Young readers will learn lots about trains from both the pictures and the text.(Ages 2-5). Parker's other new book is "Desmond the Dog" (Harcourt Brace & Co., $12.95). The price is steep, but the book features an entertaining story, moveable parts and Parker's bright illustrations. Toddlers will particularly like the fact that Desmond just can't seem to stay out of trouble. (Ages 1-3, but parental guidance is necessary to keep this rather fragile book from dismemberment by a busy toddler). Two new board books entertainingly repackage two familiar nursery rhymes: • 'In "Pat-A-Cake" (Candlewick Press, $3.99), author/artist Tony Kenyon offers a humorous retelling of the rhyme, probably one of the most popular with babies. Kenyon's book includes a young heroine who asks the baker to bake a cake for her and her baby sibling. Young readers will howl at the last illustration, which shows how the baby likes to eat his cake. (Ages 1-3). • Author/artist Eileen Christel(J\y,also injects new laughter into a well-known rhyme in "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" (Clarion, $5.95). Her illustrations are packed with energy and humor, and her final picture — showing the mother jumping on.her bed — will bring down the house. (Ages 14). • The luminous colors and bold shapes that are the hallmark of artist Keith Haring's style are just the thing for the youngest readers, as he proves in two new books "Big" and "10" (Hyperion, $6.95 each, ages 24). Haring's trademark big-eyed people are the stars of "Big," where young readers will laugh as they learn their colors and several different gradations of the word "big" from "enormous" to "jumbo." Haring also is known for his pet- roglyph-like figures-done in bright colors. These figures are the life- force of "10," included in the text of which is how to say each number from 1-10 in four different languages. • "Rock-A-Baby" (Dutton, $10.99) is the quintessential baby book Written and illustrated by Jan Ormerod, this book includes illustrations of active babies getting into everything—always a winning combination with young readers who like to look at pictures that mirror their own lives. But the book's best feature is the fact that there is a movable figure of a baby on each page, even the cover. The figures don't move much, just enough to give young readers the idea of what Ormerod is talking about in her text. 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