Barron's highly popular "Little People Shape Books" portray kids dressed up to fit exciting grown-up roles. Heavy board covers and pages are die-cut in the shapes of the cheerful children shown on each cover. The color-illustrated stories inside are easy for beginning readers, but pre-schoolers will also enjoy hearing them read aloud. The titles in this series stimulate young imaginations and encourage kids to look ahead to exciting careers when they become adults. When each books' cover is closed, the cover child appears as a layered, three-dimensional image.