Reviewer Ronna Mandel’s face lit up after reading Up Cat by Hazel Hutchins with art by Fanny. I love animals. All things cat, dog, bear and bunny interest me so naturally I gravitated towards Up Cat ($6.95, Annick Press/Firefly Books, ages 2-5) when it arrived at my doorstep earlier this year.
Yoko's Show-and-Tell_Wells, Rosemary. For the traditional Japanese celebration of Girls' Day, Yoko receives a special gift from her grandparents in Japan: a doll named Miki that has been passed down through her family for generations. Yoko is so excited to share Miki with the class that she disobeys her mother, who tells her, "Miki is too delicate to take to school."