You Push, I Ride

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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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Overview

"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

Rhymed text and illustrations describe the activities of a little pig's day.

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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807594452
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 16
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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