Titles in the charming " Little People Shape Books " portray kids dressed up to fit many different grown-up roles. Some books in the series stimulate toddlers' imaginations with stories about magical places, while others give safety instructions in simple terms that very young boys and girls can understand. Heavy board covers and pages are die-cut so that when the books are closed they take the shapes of boy or girl shown on the cover. The bright, illustrated stories inside are easy for beginning readers, or perfect for reading aloud to pre-schoolers. When the covers are closed, the books present an appealing, layered, three-dimensional effect.