Monday, September 23, 2013

Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe, by Sheryl and Simon Shapiro

Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe
Series: Shapes and Spaces
Authors: Sheryl and Simon Shapiro
Publisher: Annick Press/Firefly Books
Publication Date: July 4, 2013
Source: NetGalley
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I received digital review copies of Zebra Stripes Go Head to Toe and Ladybugs Have Lots of Spots (Firefly Books/Annick Press) from NetGalley. Quite frankly I'm a little surprised they were marketed on NetGalley because neither of them seem like the type of book that would generate pre-market buzz, or even the type of book that you would buy based on a recommendation. They're both books of stock photography accompanied by simple and unimaginative text about shapes and patterns. They're the kind of books you might pick up on the sale rack at the book store or grocery store. They might catch your eye and you might get them for your child or grandchild if they weren't very expensive, but...well they're not...oh I hate to be mean but...they're just not special. There are lots of books like this on the market and I'm at a loss to think of what makes either of them better than any of the many others available.

Here's the cover from Ladybugs Have Lots of Spots:


A Color Game for Chester Raccoon
Alphabet Everywhere
Stripes of All Types
Which is Round? Which is Bigger?

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