THE BOUNCING BALL
Written by Deborah Kelly, illustrated by Georgia Perry, Random House, hard cover, $ 19.95. HIS beautifully conceived book is designed to stimulate children’s imaginations and show them a little of the world around them as they follow the journey of a bouncing ball. When a little boy finds the ball, he plays with it until it rolls down the street, between two cars, into a gutter, down a drain, and on to other new and interesting destinations, and into the hands of other children.
With its easy- to- handle size, simple text with occasional repeated phrases, and vivid illustrations featuring flowers, cars, dogs, buildings, trees, hands and feet, this book is likely to appeal to very young readers sharing with a grown- up.