Bestselling Little Quack author Lauren Thompson and acclaimed illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka have teamed up to show just how much fun moving around can be. Read more...
Bestselling Little Quack author Lauren Thompson and acclaimed illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka have teamed up to show just how much fun moving around can be. Wiggling, waggling, stomping, and clomping--there are so many different ways to do it Go ahead--try them all.
Each page has a big, bold toddler face, minimal rhyming text, and a corresponding label for the body part that's moving, making this bright, rhythmic book perfect for the youngest movers and shakers.
- ISBN-13: 9781416997450
- ISBN-10: 1416997458
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
- Publish Date: May 2012
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 3-5
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-04-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Thompson and Krosoczka move from food to physical activity in this lively, anti–couch potato book set at a summer camp, a companion to Chew, Chew, Gulp! (2011). The same cheery children appear along with bouncing verse that invites readers to “Move your body!/ Have some fun!/ Watch!/ We’ll show you how it’s done!” Throughout, the acrylic paintings and minimal text suggest different ways of moving various body parts. “Wiggle it./ Waggle it./ Wing it./ Wave it./ Upside-down it./ Hop, hop, jump!” writes Thompson as Krosoczka shows the children playing in a wide open field; one boy tries to touch a butterfly, while a girl dips her toes in the water. Each body part being moved is clearly labeled, and the infectious text and ever-changing visual milieu keep the book spirited and energetic. Even small body parts are featured in this pint-size workout routine: at the camp’s nature center, a boy taking a picture of his friend can “Squint it,” while the girl and a turtle “Grin it.” Foot-stomping fun that’s tailor-made for exuberant preschool read-aloud. Ages 3–5. Illustrator’s agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (May)