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Pittau & Gervais In the Country hc

by Francesco Pittau

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ISBN 2020694182 - There are a lot of Lift-the-Flap books out there and plenty of other novelty books, all created to get your child interested in reading, but In the Country is special. Not only are there flaps inside, there's education under those flaps!

A fairly large book (8 1/2 x 10 3/4), In the Country is a mere 14 pages long. The pages are a thin cardboard, not quite board book thickness. The book talks about the things "we" do in the country and each page is littered with flaps to lift and tabs to pull. Gathering eggs, looking for birds, learning how everything grows and more, educational information is presented in small tidbits that are easy to learn - and far easier to remember this way!

Some pages have so many things to see and some tabs and flaps blend so well into the background that they require an eagle eye and some attention to actually spot. Many of the flaps are glued onto the page, making them very flimsy and easily torn out. The illustrations of people are pretty basic (triangle for a body, circle for a head, sticks for arms and legs) and wouldn't deserve high praise, but the flaps are so much the center of attention that you tend not to notice those relatively primitive graphics. This, I assume, is intentional and isn't due to lack of ability on the illustrator's part because most of the other illustrations are fantastic, it's only the people who aren't. My only advice, for used book buyers, is to make sure that all the flaps are inside - I've gone through 2 copies already and there's always a flap or three missing! 100% worthwhile.

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  AnnaLovesBooks | Sep 4, 2008 |
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