A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this interactive book first published in 1940 is a classic loved by generations. It encourages toddlers to explore the world of two children with actions like patting soft fur, smelling flowers, and looking in a mirror.
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First published in 1940, this endearing book has become a beloved classic and a best-selling children's book. The outstanding features are those that allow children to use their senses -- feeling, seeing, touching, and smelling -- as they interact with the book. The illustrations are simple black line drawings with yellow, turquoise, and peach colors added, and backgrounds are solid white or peach with a flower border; the effect is clean and uncluttered, making the activities the focus. The miniature book-within-a-book is charming and reinforces the value of reading.