Me and my Friend ¦ My House ¦ Going Out ¦ My Colours
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Our cover this issue features Tucker and Co., Phil Redmond, Fontana Lions, 0 00 6701 27 X, 85p.
It is also available in hardback from BBC Publications, 0 563 20053 7, £4.50 in March. We are grateful for help from Fontana in putting the book on our cover in full colour. Cover photos, by Douglas Playle, show Todd Carty, Erkan Mustafa, Nadia Chambers, Lee MacDonald, Lee Sparke, Paula Taras and Alison Vettles.
A similar size to David McKee's King Rollo series but in comparison these small books are non-starters.
They deal with everyday things and events in the lives of small children but have no story at all, and the pictures do nothing to attract. Books for the under fives should engender in their audience the excitement of words and visual images; these do neither.