Oh, I Love!

George Shannon, Author, Cheryl Harness, Illustrator Bradbury Press $11.95 (26p) ISBN 978-0-02-782180-2
For this small book Shannon has adapted the familiar verses of ""My Little Rooster,'' a North American folk song. ``Oh, I love my little rooster/ and my rooster loves me./ I'm gonna sing with my rooster/ as it sings with me.'' The verses and animal sounds are cumulative, and the reader follows a sweet toddler throughout the day as she singsriding her tricycle with a plump stuffed pig, dancing with 20 pull-toy chicks, having tea with her gingham goose and, finally, being lovingly tucked into bed by her parents. Although the ruddy-faced heroine wears pants and tennis shoes, the pictures have an old-fashioned look, reminiscent of reading primers, to which the artist has added scumbled backgrounds and plenty of yellow sunlight. Ages 1-6. (March)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1988
Release date: 03/01/1988
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