Sunday, September 1, 2013

Welcome to Mamoko: Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski

Okay, it's a board book, really. Yes it's huge, but the pages are stiff and even the youngest readers will be intrigued. Welcome to Mamoko is wonderful!

The opening spread introduces the characters heading to the Town Carnival that evening. A small intro is included beside each animal/alien. Then, turn the page and track the stories each one experiences. The work can be read and reread as your focus changes. What does old Mrs. Full-Wool experience, while Alexander Stripe is hurrying off to help someone. But who needs help? What does Cecily Beak see with her chick, while who is Vincent Brisk taking as his date?

Readers will be telling stories and laughing at plot lines while spotting repeated objects like cheese, apples, and a pencil. So glad this was brought to us from Poland. Find it and tell all the tales in Mamoko.

Welcome to Mamoko
by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
Big Picture Press, 2013

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