You Push, I Ride

You Push, I Ride

by Abby Levine, Margot Apple
     
 

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"Apple's watercolor depictions of the day are trim and airy.... She captures many loving moments between parents and child; particularly winsome is her picture of "You make a lap,/I take a nap."..., a happy, winning mood prevails." --Publishers Weekly

"The verse is generally simple and of the type that small rhyme-obsessed children compose and recite ad

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"Apple's watercolor depictions of the day are trim and airy.... She captures many loving moments between parents and child; particularly winsome is her picture of "You make a lap,/I take a nap."..., a happy, winning mood prevails." --Publishers Weekly

"The verse is generally simple and of the type that small rhyme-obsessed children compose and recite ad infinitum, often ad nauseam.... Illustrations are cheery, colorful, and droll, adding depth to the text." --School Library Journal

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Simple couplets and slightly longer verses comprise Levine's text, which traces the day of a piglet from rising to bedtime with playful switches in points-of-view. For getting ready to leave the house: ``You tie,/ you snap, / you zip,/ I wrap./ We go outside. You push, / I ride.'' Some lines are more successful than others; in a scene with the father, ``I brush, / You shave. / You leave, / I wave.'' Apple's watercolor depictions of the day are trim and airyshe captures many loving moments between parents and child; particularly winsome is her picture of ``You make a lap, / I take a nap.'' Even though the text sometimes strains, a happy, winning mood prevails. Ages 1-5. (Feb.)
School Library Journal
PreS-K-- A day in the life of an anthropomorphized piglet is depicted in simple, contrasting rhymes. Piglet's activities are opposed to his parents': ``I shake,/ You wake,'' to ``You say, `Good night.'/ and turn off the light./ I sleep tight.'' In between there is shaving with Daddy, shopping, cooking, and lots of playing with Mommy. The verse is generally simple and of the type that small rhyme-obsessed children compose and recite ad infinitum , often ad nauseam. Situations are all within the range of most two year olds. Some may be offended by sexual stereotypes--Dad's a butch carpenter, Mom's a fey housewife; he works, she does some work, but also gossips and plays a lot. Dad does return to bathe baby toward the end, and both parents tuck him in. Illustrations are cheery, colorful, and droll, adding depth to the text.-- John Philbrook, San Francisco Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807594452
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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