Five new humorous children’s books offer young readers a plethora of pleasure, plus pants for potatoes. Though very different from one another, four of the five feature classic children’s book imagery in one form or another. The fifth features, as I said, potato pants….
KING ALICE (Feiwel and Friends, 32 pp., $17.99; ages 4 to 8), Matthew Cordell
INTERRUPTING CHICKEN AND THE ELEPHANT OF SURPRISE (Candlewick, 48 pp., $16.99; ages 4 to 8), David Ezra Stein
JUST ADD GLITTER (Beach Lane, 32 pp., $17.99; ages 4 to 8), Angela DiTerlizzi and the illustrator Samantha Cotterill
THE WALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK (Dial, 40 pp., $17.99; ages 4 to 8), Jon Agee
POTATO PANTS! (Holt/Christy Ottaviano, 32 pp., $16.99; ages 4 to 8), Laurie Keller