Mary’s woolly friend is joined by a colorful (and noisy) entourage in a funny first concept board book by the inimitable Jarvis.
Everyone knows that Mary had a little companion, with fleece as white as snow. Baaa! But did you know that an orange tiger trailed them? Raar! And a pink dancing hippo, too? Fa-la-la-la-la! And who is that red fellow swinging on a vine, or those blue bears blowing on horns? With a bright array of colors and a cacophony of sound words, this cumulative twist on a classic rhyme will have children clamoring to follow along.
About the Author
Jarvis is an illustrator and animator who has worked as both a record jacket designer and an animation director. He is the author-illustrator of the companion board book This Little Piggy as well as Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth; Mrs. Mole, I’m Home!; and Tropical Terry. He lives in England.
The bright digital illustrations in both books will capture readers’ attention and they will enjoy pointing out the silly details, such as a roller-skating giraffe. This book board duo is a great addition to collections everywhere. —School Library Journal Online
This fresh take on the traditional nursery rhyme aims to teach colors to toddlers. Childlike illustrations with chalked backgrounds provide clues to the action and give little learners much to talk about. —Kirkus Reviews