In self-assured, cadenced prose, a little boy details his usual routine: ""This is the way I eat my breakfast and drink my...

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In self-assured, cadenced prose, a little boy details his usual routine: ""This is the way I eat my breakfast and drink my milk and clean my place. I do it every day."" Among other things, ""This is the way I go to the potty"" (""Just a minute, please,"" while, discreetly, the illustration depicts the family dog waiting earnestly outside the bathroom door). The book's last third concerns exceptions to this orderly round: it rains, Dad's late for work, the milk spills, and ""I didn't quite make it to the potty,"" but -- as it's philosophically implied in the last line -- mishaps are normal, too, though ""I'm glad those things don't happen every day."" The author's perceptive cartoon-style illustrations reinforce the sense of an accepting family that knows how to weather minor vicissitudes cheerfully. Disarmingly direct.

Pub Date: March 1, 1994

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: S&S

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 1994

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