For a book that only has two words, Look! manages to pack a lot of story in. A fun-loving gorilla has a book that he just HAS to show his friend (“Look! Look!”), but how can he compete with the television for attention (“OUT.”)? Gorilla and boy are locked in combat, fighting back and forth (“Look out!”) until it seems like their friendship might be in a pickle. What will it take for them to make up? Look! is a funny and sweet look at two best buddies and the book that pulls them apart and then drives them together again. It’s especially good as a read-aloud, particularly if the reader is willing to get silly. The illustrations are done in a style that will remind parents of old library books and will subtly reinforce the appeal of the written word for little listeners. *Thoughts from a 3-year-old: Look! made my son laugh at loud and inspired him to “read” along with me. This is one that we have revisited several times over.

32 pages.          ISBN:978-0399162053          Ages 1-3, 3-8, 4-7

Recommended by Molly Crumbley, MLS

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