Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyThis humorous toddler book asks: Does a bicycle go in the clothes dryer? Do crayons go in the cat's dish? Crisp, bright photographs illustrate each silly question, and each object is eventually given a proper home. Ages 2-up. (May)
Where does Tavo put his socks? On his dog's paw? In the wading pool? Little ones can guess the answer, then turn the page to see if they're right.
Children's Literature - Kristin HarrisThe question is asked, where does Tavo put his socks? The following page presents some possible answers, such as; on his nose, or in the wading pool. As we turn the page we see Tavo, and his socks are on his feet. Each of the following sets of pages repeat this formula, a question, unlikely answers and then the correct answer. This process is illustrated with snapshot-like photos, many taken in a typical American home. Seeing ice cream in a sandwich or on a sand shovel will probably bring gales of laughter from the right age group. Guessing the correct answer will make them feel very clever. The photographs are rather pedestrian, but certainly accomplish the objective of this book. 1998 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS-Gr 1-- The texture, colors, and layout found in this photographic concept book are outstanding; it's a winner for classroom, story time, and individual use. Young ESL students will find the question-and-answer pattern amusing and useful for learning the language. Each of nine children, in turn, shows off socks, toothbrush, jacket, etc. Readers are asked ``Where does it go?'' before confronting four silly possibilities. A turn of the page reveals the sensible, correct answer. The humorous absurdities of the choices will appeal to the intended audience. A piano, bicycle, books, ice cream, and crayons, as well as other familiar objects fill these pages, but the children steal the show. These delightful youngsters seem natural and unposed. Naming, counting, and eventually reading are just a few of the pleasures possible with this work. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, VA
Kay WeismanThe author/photographer of "Who Uses This?" turns her attention to the concept of where several common possessions are properly placed. Featuring a different child with each article, Miller asks, for example, "Where does Tavo put his socks?" The opposite page depicts four incorrect (and often incongruous) possibilities; the reasonable answer, "on his feet," appears on the following double-page spread. Striking, full-color photographs highlight each designated object and offer many eye-catching details without becoming cluttered. Children will probably most appreciate the wrong answers--for example, a sock on the dog's paw, a bicycle in the clothes dryer, and a jacket in the refrigerator. An appealing choice for toddlers, this can also be used to introduce the concept of prepositions or as a resource for English-as-a-second-language students.
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 1st ed
- Product dimensions:
- 11.33(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.36(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 8 Years
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