Preschool Day Hooray!
Linda Leopold Strauss, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, Scholastic/Cartwheel, $8.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-545-17854-9
In this breezy book with cardstock pages, a rhyming song highlights the activities in a blond, overall-clad preschooler's day, with an emphasis on time. After breakfast ("Sticky fingers,/ Drippy fruit./ Tick-tock clock/ Makes Mommy scoot"), he goes to school where he and his classmates, loosely rendered in lively watercolors, finger-paint, nap, play dress-up, and dance. At the end of the busy day ("Tracks and trains/ And topply blocks./ Time for cleanup,/ Toys in box"), a foldout page shows parents arriving to take the kids home. A soothing and relatable story for those getting ready for preschool. Ages 2–5. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/17/2010