Saturday, December 30, 2006

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3–Each night, Henry asks his dad to tell him about when he was small, and his father relates how very small he really was: “…we used to give you baths in the teapot…,” and “…we took the toy castle out of the aquarium and you were king of it.” This is obviously an enjoyable nighttime ritual and it always ends with the child asking, “'Dad, is all that true?’ 'Well,’ says his dad, 'don’t you remember?’” The minimal text is accompanied by delicate illustrations. Subtle coloring and ample white space add to the book’s tranquil feel. A lovely title to share one-on-one, and sure to start many family rituals.–Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN

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