Borando, Silvia Open Up, Please! Candlewick, 2016. $14.00 PICTURE BOOK
This lift the flap book features a variety of cages and when the reader lifts the flap, behind it is a small animal thanking them. Only the word Thanks is used in the whole book. I kept thinking that maybe we were freeing the animals back into the wild. After a few of these, one of the animals is a snake. The snake then chases and eats the animals you have just freed.
I think older readers who would think it was funny would not to play with a lift the flap book, while I think younger readers would be disturbed. It was a depressing book with all the cages, the hope of freedom, and the eating of cute animals.
PRE-K –NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.