cover image I Know a Lot!

I Know a Lot!

Stephen Krensky, illus. by Sara Gillingham. Abrams Appleseed, $6.95 (12p) ISBN 978-1-4197-0938-8

In this well-executed opposites-themed companion to I Can Do It Myself! and Now I Am Big! a girl with a yellow jumper and hair in neat cornrows shares her knowledge in confident, first-person rhymes. “I know rocks are heavy,/ and flowers are light./ I know bright means day,/ and dark means night,” she boasts as Gillingham shows her playing with friends or riding in the family car. The limited primary color scheme and preponderance of simple shapes bolster the idea of kids mastering the basics. Ages 1–3. Illustrator’s agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Agency. (July)