And You Can Come Too

And You Can Come Too

by Ruth Ohi
     
 

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A charming portrait of young sisterhood, where running away from home is made a lot more fun when your family comes too. This is the author's third book, but she has illustrated more than 40 children's books.
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A charming portrait of young sisterhood, where running away from home is made a lot more fun when your family comes too. This is the author's third book, but she has illustrated more than 40 children's books.

Editorial Reviews

OC Family
This simple story will appeal both to children... and to wise parents who let them cool down on their own.
— Craig Reem
CM Magazine
A nice read aloud choice... the soft watercolor illustrations do a terrific job of telling the story for young readers.
— Catherine Hoyt
Booklist
A sweet combination of superb browsing and surprisingly substantive commentary.
— Bill Ott
Canadian Children's Book Centre
Starred Selection 2006
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OC Family - Craig Reem
This simple story will appeal both to children, who occasionally get so angry they want to run away, and to wise parents who let them cool down on their own.
CM Magazine - Catherine Hoyt
A nice read aloud choice... the soft watercolor illustrations do a terrific job of telling the story for young readers.
Booklist - Connie Fletcher
No rough edges and lots of reassurance... the humor and comfort of the story comes from the way Dad aids and abets... watercolor illustrations contribute to the humor and ably captures the frenetic movement of the kids at play... Dad's a real chump here, but the story is still fun.
Booklist - Bill Ott
Photo-laden showcases of a sports' greatest players are fairly commonplace, but this one, compiled by Canadian sportswriter Grange, stands out from the rank and file for several reasons. First, Grange brings informed opinions and an engaging voice to his text, which effectively summarizes the careers of the basketball players he selects as the sport's 50 greatest stars and offers insightful analysis of what made them great. (No quibbles with his choices, either: no obvious oversights and a nice mix of contemporary and older stars.) Best of all, though, are the photos; beautifully reproduced, the four-color images jump off the pages, showing the various stars in signature shots (Kareem's sky hook; Michael, tongue extended, driving to the hoop; Dr. J hovering in midair). A sweet combination of superb browsing and surprisingly substantive commentary.
Children's Literature
Two young sisters are at play, but Annie accidentally bumps Sara's block construction. When Sara pushes Annie in retaliation, she is gently scolded by daddy with, "we don't push in this family." Sara then responds by deciding to run away. After packing six bags, Sara tells Annie, "You can come too." They run away to their backyard where daddy offers to set up a tent for them. Daddy hangs around with more offers—flashlights, sandwiches, and reading aloud inside the tent. Finally mommy comes out to join them and this simple family story ends with everyone asleep in the make-shift tent. The watercolor illustrations lend softness and comfort to a cozy story of family reality and parental support. The sheepdog and cat are delightful parts of the tale, as are the cluttered items of play and such images as the youngest child feeding her stuffed animal. This small format picture book will serve nicely as a lap read aloud, as opposed to reading it aloud to a whole group of classroom children. But however it is delivered to young children, this book should be read for its wholesome message of the caring embrace of family. 2005, Annick Press, Ages 4 to 7.
—Jacki Vawter, Ph.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550379044
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/03/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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