Sturdy board book that is great for toddlers and preschoolers who are especially tough on books. As it's title suggests, this is the funny retelling, or resinging, of the famous "Miss Mary Mack" that we all grew up singing on the playground. You will enjoy this book as much as your child.
Hoberman's 1998 picture-book version of a bouncy clapping rhyme has been nicely translated into a smaller, board-book format. Most of the original delightful adaptation is here, in a font that's large enough for precocious children to follow. Westcott's magic-marker-bright illustrations bloom from the pages, with the spunky Mary Mack and her rambunctious elephant pal just the right size to avoid cluttered layouts. The hand-clapping exercises that appeared on the picture book's endpapers are missing here, but this is still a lively version of a perennial favorite.