From School Library Journal
PreS–From morning hair brushing to night-night with a teddy bear, listeners take a lively tour of a babys day at the playground, at dinner, and in a bath. Hindleys unfussy rhyme offers on-target opportunities for concept development: low, high, bye, out. Granströms festive gouache-and-pencil cartoons shine in this large format. From single snapshots of the star in a red beret to the multicultural cast in the double-page playground scenes, toddlers will be engaged but never overwhelmed.–Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
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PreS. As with several other recent books for the youngest child, this one is reminiscent of the works of Helen Oxenbury, both in look and content. It also has a very babylike sensibility as it takes one toddler through his day. A bouncy rhyme makes up most of the text: "Baby with a blanket, / baby with a bear. / Baby playing hide-and-seek. / Where's the baby? / There!" The left-hand page shows the towheaded child playing on his blanket, which in the second image flops over his head. Facing is a full-page picture of the child playing peek-a-boo in a typical fashion. Some pages follow a similar pattern, while others, crowded with children, stretch out the focus. In one illustration, busy little children fill the park; when it's time to leave, another picture shows the air full of "bye-byes." Cheerful in its sensibility and adorable in execution, this is toddler-icious! Ilene CooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved