Cockatoo, Too

illus. by Bethanie Deeney Murguia. 40p. Little Bee. Jan. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781499801026.
PreS-Gr 1—As the sun rises in a tropical setting, a plump cockatoo happily spreads his wings. He is soon joined by a second cockatoo: "Cockatoo, too?" the bird asks. As more cockatoos arrive, two cockatoos become four, and soon it's cockatoos in tutus! When toucans arrive, wearing tutus and doing the can-can, a little bird sighs, "Too, too much." This title's spare text will delight readers with its clever silliness. The crisp white background and varied shades of green watercolor are beautiful.
VERDICT Playful and funny wordplay makes this a solid purchase for most picture book collections.

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