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
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 9.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
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)