your New Year's Resolution Reading
5 thru 8
Goes to the Library
by Mary Ann Fraser
(CIP, unpaged, $15.95)
With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, this little mouse pays homage to Library
Week by exploring all the resources and services offered in a contemporary
school media center. A winning follow-up story to his first adventure I.Q.
Goes to School .
by Marie-Louise Gay
(CIP, unpaged, $14.95)
A wide-eyed toddler makes his older sister find their doggie so he can sleep
peacefully. A gentle story about all those monsters in the closet, menacing
shadows on the wall, and unknown noises that compose our childhood bedtime
fears. Delicate watercolor and pen drawings with moonlit highlights.
Ages 5 thru 12
Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Robert Sabuda
(Simon and Schuster, 12 pp., $24.95).
Breathtaking three-dimensional tribute to a gloriously magical tale. A veritable
feat of paper engineering with six dazzling spreads, shiny foils, and the most
imaginative movable insets.
Museum of Art
Laurent De Brunhoff
(CIP, 44 pp., $16.95)
Babar and Celeste establish a museum in the old Celesteville train station
echoing such noted classic artwork as Rubens, Cezanne, Whistler, and Pollock.
An introduction to museums for the young with Babar's gentle and wise reminder "There
are no rules to tell us what art is."#