From School Library Journal
PreS-In this large board book, a cheerful little girl with her hair arranged in cornrows shares knowledge from her daily life in rhyming pairs of opposites. "I know snow is cold,/and stoves are hot./If you ask me things,/I know a lot!" Illustrations show her playing in the snow with friends and standing near Dad at the stove with her hands tucked safely behind her back. Primary colors and simple shapes make the retro-chic illustrations pop. Readers will respond to the child's confidence by being proud of their own understanding of the world. This is the third of this team's empowerment titles, but it is fully successful as a stand-alone.-Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AKα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
In this confidence-boosting title, an adorable, rosy-cheeked, primary color–wearing, cornrow-adorned protagonist gleefully proclaims her smarts. Focusing on opposites (“I know rocks are heavy / and flowers are light”), and working with a basic rhyme scheme (light is rhymed with night), the book gives young listeners plenty to ponder. Gillingham’s art is bright, pleasing, and modern, featuring a bold graphic style heavy with basic shapes. Additionally, the multiethnic cast of characters includes the heroine’s single dad, driving her through the night, cooking on a stove, and flying a kite. A sure bedtime hit. Preschool. --Courtney Jones