A daughter finishes each one of her father’s sentences as the two pink pigs go through their shared day.
“When I say ‘ready,’ you say ‘go.’ / When I say ‘slower,’ you say ‘no.’ ” Each sentence is illustrated with two vignettes apiece. The first shows the two on their respective bikes (dad’s pulling a basket behind) and then dad’s surprised face and some motion lines and clouds. In the second, readers see dad puffing along, and then his daughter takes his place on his bike, pulling him in the basket. From waking up in the morning, making breakfast, and getting dressed to picnicking, playing, and going through the evening routine, much of what this duo does will be familiar to readers. Coburn’s tweaking of the punctuation in the speech bubbles that reiterate the dialogue within the vignettes adds some nice variety to what could quickly become repetitive. “When I say ‘time to,’ you say ‘dress.’ / When I say ‘this one,’ you say ‘yes’ ” first shows the dad holding up a pair of jeans and the girl sticking out her tongue in protest: “dress!” The second shows dad rooting around in her drawer while she shyly peeks around the dresser: “dress?” And her enthusiastic “yes” on the opposite page is accompanied by some accessorizing of the white, pleated dress. White backgrounds keep the focus on the anthropomorphic porcine pair and the joy they feel in spending time together.
A rhyming invitation for adults and children to read together. (Picture book. 3-7)