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WE'RE GROWING TOGETHER by Candice F. Ransom

WE'RE GROWING TOGETHER

By Candice F. Ransom (Author) , Virginia Wright-Frierson (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-02-775666-1

 A little girl describes the year or so after her mother's remarriage, in incidents that signify her growing relationship with her stepfather. At first, Howard isn't used to children; he puts too much food on her plate, and she gets a stomach ache when he doesn't think to ration the cashews. But as time passes and things are shared--their birthday party, a walk to gather acorns for the pigs, a difficult task like shelling limas, choosing and planting seeds--a bond forms, and strengthens, until the child is happy that Howard will be her daddy ``forever.'' Ransom has skillfully selected events that dramatize the unforced evolution of an uneasy new relationship into a comfortable, affectionate one; Wright-Frierson's realistic paintings aren't especially subtle, but they're cheerful, bright, and nicely expressive. Likable and useful. (Picture book. 3-7)