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Summary: A Four-Year-Old girl talks about all her 'big girl' things as she contrasts all of the things she did as a baby with everything she likes/does now. A fun story for little girls who want affirmation that they're Big Girls, now.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 6; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Reading Level: 2.6
Age of Child: started reading at 18 months
Young Reader Reaction: Initially, the bright, semi-abstract illustrations caught her eye. Now at 2+ years, we like to point out all our 'big girl' activities, too.
Adult Reader Reaction: The story, told from a child's perspective, has all of the fun and innocence we would expect from a preschooler describing her life.
Pros: Easy to read, bright, engaging illustrations, complete with subtleties to give Mom and Dad a chuckle, too.
Cons: We read a hard-cover edition. At 18 months we'd grab pages, not just point. It's wear-and-tear threshold is good, but not perfect.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. It's a fun story that toddlers and preschoolers will want to read over and over. It's the story of their life.