WHAT DID YOU PUT IN YOUR POCKET? by Beatrice Schenck de Regniers

WHAT DID YOU PUT IN YOUR POCKET?

Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Wildly bright colors and text that dances around the page give bountiful energy to this illustrated poem. “What did you put in your pocket early Monday morning?” asks the main narrative, as a small rabbit echoes “in your pockety pockety pocket” and a kangaroo runs in chasing a butterfly. The answer: “chocolate pudding.” The font changes sizes, tips and curves, and other animals join in as the question is repeated for each day of the week. The kangaroo, always active, Rollerblades by, wearing sunglasses. Cheerfully showing its texture, paint covers every bit of alternating pages that list the pocketed objects cumulatively with qualifiers like “nicy icy water” and “funny finny fingers.” These lists look finger-painted (the words “slushy glushy pudding” in brown, as if perhaps written in pudding) and contribute to the pictures’ joyful feeling and resemblance to children’s artwork. Bouncy-good for group read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-06-029028-5
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2003




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