From School Library Journal
PreS. Children will delight in this simple exploration of a pleasant day as seen through the eyes of a preschooler and her baby brother. The sequential progression from waking up in the morning, going to the park as a family, and saying good night with a loving kiss provides the affirmation of routine that toddlers thrive on. As the siblings encounter common objects during the course of the day, the author describes their function ("A mirror is for making faces") and the illustrator playfully depicts the children's actions in breezy, colorful watercolors (Mom applies lipstick in the mirror as the youngsters stick out their tongues). After the first reading or two by their caregivers, toddlers will eagerly turn the pages to "read" their favorite sections aloud.?Amelia Kalin, Valley Cottage Library, NY
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Ages 1-4. "Boxes are to see what's in them. A purse is to empty. A cat is to love." Small children (and their caregivers) will recognize the definitions in this exuberant, playful picture book about how a girl and her baby brother view everyday things. Lots of joyful, active line-and-watercolor pictures show the family from early morning and through the day until bedtime. On a walk, "A tree is to hide behind. A see-saw is for feeling funny in the tummy." When they eat, "Jell-O is for wobbling. Milk is to give some to the cat." In the style of Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas' Our Granny
(1994) and Shirley Hughes' Alfie and Rosie books, there's a physicalness in these words and pictures that evokes the toddler's world in all its tumbling, laughter, hugs, and messy comfort. Hazel Rochman