From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Lach's text describes some familiar activities, each one matched with a painting by Mary Cassatt that lovingly depicts a moment between a mother and baby. The two-word rhyming phrases are presented against white left-hand pages with delicate pink borders. Additional color and emotional content are reserved for the right-hand pages, which show such scenes as a mother holding a napping baby, another reaching for a toddler's hand, and one checking the bathwater temperature. The pictures include a selection of Cassatt's work in several mediums: pastels, oils, etchings, and prints. The final pages offer descriptive information about the selected works of art. Adult caregivers and young children alike will be calmed by these tranquil paintings.Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison,
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PreS-K. The work of the great American Impressionist Mary Cassatt seems to epitomize the ideal of motherly love. This small, lovely book includes images from 16 of her paintings, pastels, and prints in beautiful full-page reproductions. On the page facing each picture is a two-word chant: "baby sits," "baby claps," etc. The simplicity of the text combined with the clear, comforting art will appeal to infants and their caregivers, who will want to turn the pages over and over again. At the back of the book the paintings are reproduced in miniature, with notes about title, medium, date, and size. All the pictures are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kathy BroderickCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved