PreS-K–Schwartz brings out her best with these vivid gouache and pen-and-ink illustrations of a family getting a toddler ready for bed. A berry pie cools on the kitchen windowsill as Dad gives baby a nighttime swing outside. Soon, the parents “pick a baby/From the babyberry tree” and plop him into the tub. Bath over, he runs off, finds the pie, and dumps it on his head, then gleefully gets captured for a re-bubble. Babyberry gets sprinkled with “sugar” (powder) in tickly spots before being tucked into the “pie crust” (blankets) for a kiss good night. Frederick's rhyming text, repetition, and wordplay amplify the fun in this yummy mix of old-fashioned cozy and modern setting.Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
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