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Bean's Night

By Karyn Wellhousen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Cat lovers will enjoy Bean's mischievous antics.

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A playful black cat named Bean busily pursues a toy mouse in this enjoyable and durable board book. Children may recognize the amusing leaps and scrambles if there is a cat in the family. The concept of day and night is introduced along with the nocturnal nature of cats. The text consists of two-word sentences describing Bean's every move, and older toddlers may choose to join in the read-aloud once the text becomes familiar.

The dark illustrations are well composed and accurately depict Bean at play as he creeps, hides, scrambles, and sleeps. The mouse is a bright pink color, indicating it is only a toy. Shading in variations from gray to blue are used to distinguish daytime from nighttime.

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