Do You Know New? Review

Do You Know New?
by Jean Marzollo, artist Mari Takabayashi
HarperFestival, Feb., 1998.
Board Book, 12 pages
Ages: newborn and up
ISBN: 0694008702.
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Cover of Do You Know New? by Jean Marzollo, artist Mari Takabayashi

From the moment infants and toddlers spot the bright red cover with big blonde baby they will want to grab this book and go. Don't let them get too far, though, because there are even more of the fun and funny illustrations inside. Little ones love to look at pictures of other little ones and there are plenty of those along with a hilarious cow and, best of all, a real mirror at the end for them to see themselves. Be sure to point out the colors and the patterns along the way, and make much of the mooing of the cow. (Come on now. Let yourself go. The more you moo the more they'll coo.) Play peek-a-boo with the baseball capped boy and really carry on over your child's face in the mirror. The text is rhythmic and rhymes which makes for great reading aloud. Try to get a beat going as you and your baby enjoy this book together.

-- Nancy Littlejohn

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