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READY, SET, GO!
Written and illustrated by Nina Laden
ISBN# 0-8118-2601-5
Ages Baby-Preschool
24 pages
Published by Chronicle Books 2000



"With its simple rhyming text, vibrant pictures, "peekaboo" windows, and small board-book format, Ready, Set, Go! is ideal for curious young minds and hands. On alternating two-page spreads, the words "ready/set" are repeated, opposite an illustrated page with a die-cut hole. Readers guess what's behind each window, then turn the page to discover the text ("ROW!," "BLOW," "GROW!" etc.) and charming illustrations of a comically desperate sailor oaring away from circling sharks, a little girl blowing luminous bubbles. There's also a fantastic spinning flower that changes from yellow to purple with the turn of a tab. The book is sturdy enough to withstand the many happily clutching fingers that are bound to make their way into the baby-fist-size holes. For more peekaboo fun, investigate Nina Laden's Peek-a Who?."
-Amazon reviewer --Emilie Coulter


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