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Whose Knees are These? Board book – March 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: LB Kids (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316735760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316735766
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

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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About the Author

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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JABARI ASIM is the acclaimed author of What Obama Means . . . For Our Politics, Our Culture, Our Future as well as the author of the highly praised and controversial The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, And Why.

He is the editor-in-chief of Crisis magazine, a preeminent journal of politics, ideas and culture published by the NAACP and founded by W.E.B. Du Bois in 1910. He spent 11 years at the Washington Post, where he served as deputy editor of the book review section. For three years he also wrote a syndicated column on political and social issues for the Post.

In April 2009, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded him a fellowship in nonfiction, one of 180 fellowships awarded to artists, scientists and scholars in 2009 selected from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

He is a frequent public speaker and commentator who has appeared on "The Today Show," "The Colbert Report," "Hannity & Colmes," "The Tavis Smiley Show," "The Diane Rehm Show" and countless other programs. He has lectured at many of the nation's finest universities, including Seton Hall University, Northwestern University, Syracuse University and the University of Florida. He is an associate professor of creative writing at Emerson College.

His first work of fiction for adults, A Taste of Honey, was published in April 2010. The Road To Freedom, his first novel for young readers, was published in 2000. His other children's books include Whose Toes Are Those, Whose Knees Are These, Daddy Goes to Work, and The Road to Freedom. His children's books, Boy Of Mine and Girl Of Mine, were published in April 2010. Fifty Cents And A Dream, a new book for children, will be published in December.

Jabari Asim lives in Massachusetts with his wife and children.

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Great rhythm and illustrations.
J. Grady
I am buying a load of them for friends for the holidays--I'm planning ahead!
bklyngirly
My son is 18 months old and this is his favorite book!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jabari's Mommy on October 3, 2006
Format: Board book
I was so happy to hear of this book on the NYTimes book review and see board books (along with partner book Whose Toes are Those) written for African American toddlers. My son is 18 months old and this is his favorite book! He carries it everywhere and forces me to read it over and over and over and over at bedtime.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Allyson F. Wilson on July 22, 2006
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When I saw "Whose knees are these" I scooped it up just because I was so excited to see knees that looked like my son's on the cover of a book. Andrew absolutely adores this book and takes it everywhere. He's 14 months and loves showing mommy, daddy and grandparents his knees all the time now. I want every book by Jabari Asim now... and I thank God that someone is writing board books for black babies.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on February 9, 2007
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Jabari Asim has created a wonderful board book featuring characters of color that centers around, you guessed it, knees. The story starts with a question, that is sure to give a sense of mystery and intrigue to even the youngest of readers; "Whose knees are these?" Throughout the book, which is filled with fun illustrations, readers follow along until the narrator finally figures out to whom the mysterious knees belong.

WHOSE KNEES ARE THESE is an engaging celebration of individuality. The fun, rhyming language, and the overall simplicity of the story itself make it perfect for the target age group. In addition to celebrating uniqueness, the book promotes body awareness, introduces the concept of left and right, and encourages positive self-image and familial bonds. Toddlers, who often enjoy reading the same book over and over, can quickly pick up the book's content, and may even chose to "read" it to their parents.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. M. Bundy on October 18, 2009
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It is very challenging to find children's books with little brown babies, unless they're about diversity issues. This is just a simple body parts board book but it is fitting for my biracial baby with "sparkling eyes." I can't wait to get "Who's Knees are these?"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sabrina Penelope on September 26, 2009
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I enjoy reading this to my son. It's great to have some options that depict black children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Y. Ceaser on April 30, 2009
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My grandson loves this book. He especially like the last picture of a smiling brown face that reflects his own.
There are other books in this series , that would be a good choice for leaarning body parts. This book is a loving tribute to toddlers everywhere. A worthwhile purchase and a board book, which is a good choice for toddlers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Walker on January 11, 2009
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One of our favorite children's books. I love it together with "Whose Toes Are Those?" One caveat - after a few reads, it will become embedded into your memory. You'll find yourself walking around reciting it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaylen's Mom on January 4, 2009
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This book is quickly becoming my 5 month old son favorite. The vibrant colors and ryhme captivate his attention and help to build a foundation for a love of reading. He turns the pages and listen attentively again and again. I am sure we will be reading this book for the next few year. I also purchased this book and whose toes are those as gifts for babyshowers. They were a big hit.
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