The Books

What is Part This, Part That?

by Harriet Ziefert
Illustrated by Tom Slaughter

One Potato Review

For our complicated times, a long overdue updating of Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book: what you need to know about roller coasters is they are part fun and part fright, about stairs (and about zippers) that they are part up and part down, and about talk that it’s about saying and listening. Here are some pretty useful reminders in broad-stroke primary colors that will probably keep the attention of even the youngest of budding ontologists, a pop quiz at the end which is possibly more than you bargained for, and a harder-than-it-should-be-to-remember title. The Ambiguous Book, anyone?