Barrett’s verse scans with a pleasingly jaunty rhythm. Pham’s stylized cartoons are done in a muted color palette; eye-catching patterns on the clothing and in the backgrounds infuse the scenes with a lively energy. The last two double-page spreads skillfully bring the energy down as a pair of brown-skinned siblings pat Mommy, Dad and each other before patting a pillow and teddy at bedtime. ... [Y]oungsters will recognize the exuberance represented here as their own.
About the Author
Mary Brigid Barrett has written and illustrated many award-winning picture and board books, including Shoebox Sam
. In addition, she served as creative editor for Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out
and The Exquisite Corpse Adventure
, published by Candlewick Press. She is the president and executive director of The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance. She lives in Franklin, Massachusetts.
LeUyen Pham is the author-illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister
and has illustrated many other books for children, including the New York Times
bestseller Grace for President
by Kelly DiPucchio. With Candlewick Press, she illustrated God’s Dream
by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams and Aunt Mary’s Rose
by Douglas Wood. She lives in San Francisco.