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Bonnie & Ben Rhyme Again

Beach Lane/S. & S./. Feb. 2020. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534453524.
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PreS-K–Siblings Bonnie and Ben love to rhyme. Out on a walk with friend “Skinny Doug,” each thing they encounter inspires a new nursery rhyme. The characters from that rhyme then follow the trio into the next watercolor-and-ink spread. Doug encourages them to rhyme on with a repetitive refrain and soon a long line of characters trails behind them. After seeing roses brings on a game of Ring Around the Rosie, Bonnie and Ben rhyme their way home and into bed. Young readers who know their rhymes will have fun using the clues to guess what nursery rhyme comes next. Horacek has illustrated Fox’s work before. Her engaging ink-and-watercolor cartoon rendition of Little Bo Peep’s sheep might look a little familiar—especially the green one!
VERDICT Lighthearted fun for nursery rhyme–themed storytimes and one-on-one sharing.

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