From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1 --A brief examination of the human growth process, detailed by a young boy who has outgrown his clothing. The discussion includes obvious topics such as bones, muscles, teeth, plus internal organs. Growth rates and dwarfism are touched on, along with mention of the role of energy and food in the process. The text, and the context, are almost too simplistic; there are no explanations offered, just statements of fact. The vibrant illustrations are done in pen-and-ink, watercolor, and colored-pencil. The narrator and his 3 family have dark skin, hair, and eyes, but their ethnic origin isn't specified. Patricia Pearce's See How You Grow (Barron's, 1988) offers more information for the same age group. All in all, an attractive but marginal effort. --Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI
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About the Author
Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published. A longtime resident of New York City, she now lives in London.
Aliki's books for young readers include All by Myself!, Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils tell of Long Ago, How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Feet, My Five Senses, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.