From School Library Journal
PreS-This book celebrates the great joy toddlers have in tossing or pulling things overboard! With a thick black line and solid expanses of vibrant color-be it orange, green, or fuchsia-the illustrations are animated and energetic. A mischievous duo, a bunny and a mouse, are giddy instigators, cheering as they send a bowl of peaches flying, splat! splat! splat! off of the highchair, or as the rubber ducky gets flung out of the tub. Then there's the backpack that's pulled off the table, resulting in a rewarding picnic lunch on the floor and the book that's pushed off the shelf, causing a mess of spilled paint. All of the fun progresses without reprimands but, fortunately, Mama is nearby when bunny goes overboard off the steps. Then it's off to bed but not before one last exuberant, overboard! The large, uncluttered illustrations on backgrounds of solid color create the energy while the rhyming text sets the stage for the persistent antics of bunny and mouse. This book is meant to be read aloud with gleeful audience participation each time the page is turned with another delight-filled exclamation.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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PreS. A little bunny thrills with the power of throwing objects overboard: a bowl of peaches at mealtime ("splat! splat! splat!"), a rubber ducky at bath time ("bye, bye, bye"), and so on through the day. His amazingly patient mama is there to catch him when he goes overboard himself and to tuck him into his crib for the night before he tosses out one last stuffed animal ("overboard!")^B in a game that never gets old--for him. Bright and sunny as only a toddler's book on the subject could be, the rhyming, rhythmic text bounces merrily along, while the broad lines and bold colors of the artwork express the same carefree sense of exuberance. This story could inspire the most tiresome sort of play from a caregiver's point of view, yet its slice-of-childhood subject and playful spirit make it a winner in every other way. Carolyn PhelanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved