Candlewick Press, 2018
40pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
In between the covers of this book is a rollicking story about a cat and a dog who explore all the things in between things in the house.
The cat is between that table that’s green and the chair with the tear sitting right over there,
The dog is between the floor and the cat (and does not enjoy being in the middle like that!)
As well as exploring all sorts of physical things like the glass of the fishbowl between keeping the fish wet and us dry, there are all sorts of hybrids like mixed colours, spoons and forks called sporks, skirts and shorts that make skorts, and dancing with a jig and a wiggle makes a jiggle that makes everyone giggle!
As well as learning the language of position which is such an important maths concept, young readers will delight in examining the highly detailed illustrations for more examples of in-between while at the same time enjoying the rhyme and rhythm of a story that takes an everyday concept and turns it into a story.