School Library Journal - School Library JournalK-Gr 2-These predictable stories consist of about 47 words and feature characters engaged in activities familiar to emerging readers. In Sick, a girl with a headache and sore throat is apprehensive when her dad takes her to the doctor, but he is kind and prescribes medicine that immediately helps her to feel better. Hantel's cartoon watercolors fill spreads with appealing colors, expressive facial features, and appropriate contextual clues. The second title is narrated by a boy who shops for food with his dad and helps prepare dinner for Mom. Clar's realistic paintings in warm colors convey the joy of this shared experience and represent the words on most pages. In Step-by-Step, a boy dyes white flowers and presents his colorful creations to his grandmother. Readers who want to try tinting flowers can follow the easy steps. Miller's cartoon illustrations capture the fun. All three titles are adequate additions to collections.-Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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