cover image Uh-oh! I'm Sorry

Uh-oh! I'm Sorry

Jill Ackerman, illus. by Michelle Berg. Scholastic/Cartwheel, $6.99 (10p) ISBN 978-0-545-30745-1

Bright, digital illustrations feature children having simple accidents in this board book with flaps. "Uh-oh!" says a girl when bathtub water gets on the floor ("Sometimes I splash in the bath"). Lifting the big flap shows the girl apologizing and her mother assuring her, "It's okay. We can always dry off." Turns out, even parents make mistakes: "Uh-oh!" says dad when the spaghetti spills all over ("It's okay. We can get pizza!" says his son). Readers who feel anxious over their foibles should be reassured by the promise of tenderness and easy solutions. Also available: Please and Thank You! Up to age 2. (July)