"Does Jack like to shop? / Would Jamal like some more?"
Bookworm's interest at 18 months: He (of course) enjoys spinning the heads. He sits through the whole book. He also has started to try to say "frown" when we spin the face to the sad side.
Parent's Peeve: I think my only "peeve" is that none of the scenes are clearly frown inducing, so there is never a clear right or wrong way to turn the face. This can be viewed as a plus, though; as the back cover explains, "the open-ended questions mean that each reading of the book will be different, depending on how we feel. The perfect opportunity to talk about feelings and choices with your child."
"Does Mia like having her hair washed?"
Bookworm's interest at 18 months: As with the other books in this series, the spinning heads are a hit.
"Does James like the wind? / Is Ella happy in the mud?"
Bookworm's interest at 18 months: As with the other books in the series, he likes to spin the heads. He also likes to point out umbrellas and gloves.
"Will Roza hug the teddy? / Does Akira like the drum?"
Bookworm's interest at 18 months: So far the heads grab his attention more than the rest of the book, but I suspect that the novelty of that will wane just enough for us to focus a little bit more on the text soon enough. He always loves identifying items in books that we have in our house. He'll pause reading, jump up, and run to point at the item he just viewed. For that reason, I think he will really enjoy the variety of common toys in this book.