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TIME TO GET UP, TIME TO GO by David Milgrim


by David Milgrim & illustrated by David Milgrim

Age Range: 2 - 6

Pub Date: April 17th, 2006
ISBN: 0-618-51998-X
Publisher: Clarion

Parents of young sons will especially appreciate this simple example of a boy as caretaker, whose joy in showing his “baby” the wonders of the world is evident. Milgrim touches on the favorite daily activities of young children—playing outside, pretending to do grown-up things like shop and cook, reading, playing with friends, pretending to be a doctor, splashing in the bath and telling stories—with the little boy sweetly caring for the doll the entire time. The text itself is spare, simply stating what it’s “time for” next, but the gentle rhymes will satisfy the youngest listeners and help set the stage for bedtime. “Time to scrub up and get clean. / Time for stories. / Time to dream.” The illustrations are a delight, the little boy echoing the facial expressions, body language and actions learned from his own caretaker, from cheering his baby’s swimming progress and making him a seatbelt for the toy car, to stooping down low to point out a snail on the sidewalk. A must-have for every parent of a toddler boy, but will be enjoyed by little girls, too. (Picture book. 2-6)