When Jessie's friend John shows up at her house to play, she stays inside, tells him to count to fifty, and finally emerges with a surprise. Die-cut pages allow the reader to see through to the next page.
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PreSThese two offerings from prolif ic Ziefert use the gimmick of die-cut holes to add interest to the flat stories. In each book, a little girl unhurriedly does what she wants to do while others are waiting for her. Jessie uses presents to make up for her rudeness in keeping others waiting: not an admirable char acteristic. While any self-respecting adult would be ready to warm her bot tom, Jessie's parents (in Dinner's Ready, Jessie!) only look at her askance on the final page while she in nocently asks, "So what's for dinner, Mom?" Through holes in the pages of each book, children can see the insides of some of the places that Jessie visits. The illustrations, although colorful, are not distinguished in their flat cartoon qualities. Other peep-through-the-hole books that are of a much better overall quality include as the Ahlbergs' Peek- A-Boo (Viking, 1981) and Matthew Price and Sue Porter's Do You See What I See? (Harper, 1986).Patricia Homer, Lowville Academy, N.Y.
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