by Catherine Hellier
Publisher:Barron's Educational Series
Mardel Price $12.99
Barron's Baby's Books are extra-special cloth books packed with many different movable features that toddlers can manipulate. In this book, a friendly dog waves a greeting on the front cover, a fish dives in his fishbowl, a rabbit plays peek-a-boo, a mouse hides behind a flap that looks exactly like a wedge of cheese, and four more animals present delightful surprises for Baby.
The front cover has a hidden rattle that makes pleasant, jingling sounds when Baby lifts or shakes the book. The brightly hued animal illustrations have attractive sewn-on features, colored ribbons that attach cloth animals to their pages, flaps for Baby to lift, and safe, non-breakable mirrors to reflect Baby's smile. A Velcro-tipped cover tab holds the book shut when it's time to put it away.