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Summary: This collection of poems describe being a family. This is a picture book for preschoolers
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 4
Age of Child: Read with 3-year-old child
Young Reader Reaction: My child did not want to sit still for the poem on each page.
Adult Reader Reaction: There are so many great children’s books out there. Try Animals, Animals by Eric Carle. This book features a collection of poems by great poets.
Pros: The illustrations are very bright, lively, and are very enjoyable.
Cons: The poems are sometimes negative and are too long for their target audience. I would recommend a different text. The verse is, at times, forced. Several are unnecessarily negative, like this “My little sister is a horrid, horrid child.” This poem continues in much the same way and ends with, “And Mom agrees she’s naughty but still she gets her way!”