PreS-Done in the same style as Simon's Calling All Toddlers (Orchard, 1999), this collection of nursery-type rhymes and poems is about everyday activities and occurrences. The topics include selecting one's own clothes, how to eat those slippery beans, washing one's hair, and outgrowing nap time. The verses, such as "When I Was One," "Chatter Chatter," "All My Own Work," and "Boo-hoo! Shampoo!" are action packed and colorfully illustrated. The watercolor paintings reflect the joy of discovery, natural curiosity, and energy that toddlers possess. A solid choice to read aloud in a storytime or day-care setting as well as one-on-one at home.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Francesca Simon was born in the United States and attended both Yale and Oxford universities. For ten years she worked as a freelance journalist. She now writes fulltime and has had many books published including the bestselling Horrid Henry series and several picture books. She lives in North London, England, with her husband, Martin, and her son, Josh.