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What Happens Next?: Flip the Flap and Find Out    by Nicola Davies & Marc Boutavant order for
What Happens Next?
by Nicola Davies
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2012 (2012)
Hardcover, Softcover
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Seldom do we find a children's book that actually makes the youngster think. This new lift-the-flap picture book for children three years of age and older does just that. It challenges the preschooler to tell you what happens next.

Each two page spread sets up a situation and then poses a question. For example, 'Here's a hungry chameleon. Here's a juicy grasshopper. What happens next?'

Turn the half page and you'll find the answer. In this instance 'Thwap!', the chameleon shoots out his long, sticky tongue and has lunch!

Other scenarios include beavers building a home, a peacock courting a peahen, some honeybees, and chimps nibbling on termites. Once you have read the book a few times you should find that your child can answer the key question before you turn the page.

This is a simple beginning to what will eventually lead to more complex critical thinking. It is a fun way to begin and, as we have been told repeatedly, a journey begins with a first step. It isn't too early to take this one small step on this important journey!

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