Bosco's Busy Morning
By Chuck Murphy
(Robin Corey Books, Hardcover, 9780375857287, 14pp.)
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
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Bosco, a playful chocolate Lab, invites young readers to join him and his friends in this preschool pop-up book. Meet Pepper the cat and Pete the dog as they join Bosco on his morning romp through the neighborhood. Additional background critters teach colors, basic counting from one to ten, simple concepts, and object recognition.
Simple pop-ups, pull-tabs, and lift-the-flaps add to the interactive fun, bold and colorful artwork adds to the merriment, and a die-cut cover immediately invites readers to open the book and join right in.
Chuck Murphy has been creating pop-up and novelty books for children and adults for thirty years. During that time he has designed, illustrated, or engineered more than sixty titles, many printed in ten languages. His bestselling One to Ten Pop-Up Surprises! won the 1995 Parent’s Choice Picture Book Award, the National Parenting Publications Gold Award, the New York Book Show First Place Award, and the 3-Dimensional Illustrators Gold Award. His formats range from board books to a pop-up tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Chuck lives in Valley Glen, California.