________________ CM . . . . Volume XIV Number 14 . . . . March 7, 2008

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A Day With Nellie.

Marthe Jocelyn.
Toronto, ON: Tundra, 2008.
16 pp., board, $8.99.
ISBN 978-0-88776-869-9.

Subject Heading:
Board books.

Birth-preschool / Birth-age 4.

Review by Dave Jenkinson.

***½ /4

Should this title appear familiar, it’s because it originally appeared as a picture book in 2002 (See review at Vol.9, No. 3, Oct. 4, 2002). It has now been reformatted as a board book, and, given that the original version had 22 pages of text and illustrations while the board book has but 16, obviously some full pages had to be eliminated. Comparing the original with this new version confirms that page deletions were made, and, in some instances, the illustrations have become mirror images of the originals. However, no serious harm has been done to the structure of the little girl’s day by the page omissions.
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     The sturdier format now means that very young children can have a personal interaction with the book’s delightful collage contents without adults’ having to worry about pages being torn by fingers lacking the needed small motor control. When these same children are older, they can then meet the full picture book and be surprised by the “new” pages.

Highly Recommended.

Dave Jenkinson, who lives in Winnipeg, MB, is CM’s editor.

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