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PreS–In these books, playful rhymes answer the title question. Knees like these/don't grow on trees. Ten little lovelies/all in a row./ Whose toes are those?/ Do you know? On each spread, viewers get a glimpse of the youngster in question. On the final spread, the book takes a vertical twist to show the whole, laughing child. The stories are sweet and simple, and children will enjoy bending knees or wiggling toes along with the protagonists. The illustrations were sketched in graphite and painted digitally; they are warm and lively with swirls of color and friendly animals looking on. The text refers to knees so brown and so strong and toes so brown and sweet. These titles will add welcome diversity to board-book collections.–Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK
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Jabari Asim is an accomplished poet, playwright and fiction writer and has published work in a number of anthologies and literary magazines. He writes a weekly column, syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group and serves as the Senior Editor of the Washington Post Book World. He lives outside of Washington D.C., with his wife and five children.
LeUyen Pham was born in Saigon, Vietnam and grew up in Southern California. She attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA where she earned a degree in Illustration. LeUyen worked as a layout artist for Dreamworks before illustrating children's books full-time. She has illustrated over a dozen books.
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This is part of a set of books I purchased for my great-grandson. Read more
I love reading this sweet book to my 10 month old son. The text is lyrical and fun. Best of all, my son can see himself in the beautiful illustrations.Published 10 days ago by Umwari
My son LOVES and has memorized this book! Sadly, it is difficult to find good children's books that reflect images of people of color such as this. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jaime W. Tae
It can be challenging to find children's books depicting multi-racial/dark skinned children. We strive to provide a wide array of skin tones for our children in their toys and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Brothers
Grandson loved to have this book read to him. This is one of his favorite books!Published 2 months ago by Pat
Cute simple book. I bought for my 2 year old nephew, who has brown skin, because it's so important for kids to see images that mirror themselves in books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Fechelle
One of my sons favorite books. He loves to read along. Excellent choice!!Published 4 months ago by Crystal H
My grandson liked this book. He is 31/2 yrs old. I'm not sure why the author chose knees to focus on but that's okay. It's a fun little book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ann Ross