Who Done It?

by Olivier Tallec

“Who didn’t get enough sleep? … Who ate all the jam? … Who’s... read more

“Who didn’t get enough sleep? … Who ate all the jam? … Who’s shy about dancing?” Each double-page spread of this horizontal picture book poses a single question. The answer is determined by examining the illustrations, which show nine or 10 figures—both children and animals—with various revealing expressions and poses. There is always a fairly obvious answer to each question: A black bear-like creature is the only one clearly tired, eyes half-closed; a blue-coated animal that is clearly covered with jam. An answer key is included at the back. But there is also plenty to look at and discuss, about the answer and about the other characters in a picture book that has great child appeal while offering opportunities to build on visual literacy and verbal skills. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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