TUCK ME IN! by Dean Hacohen

TUCK ME IN!

Age Range: 2 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

“ 'It’s time for bed. Who needs to be tucked in?' / 'I do!' " says Baby Pig. Six more baby animals respond to the same question with the same answer: Zebra, Elephant, Alligator, Mouse, Hedgehog and Peacock. The story ends with the question, “Do you?” and the response to the presumptive answer: "Good night, you!" What makes the book charming is the device of a half-page turn that reveals the "I do!" and, once turned, becomes an appropriately patterned bed cover (the elephant nestles in paisley; the alligator snuggles under a green, tooth-patterned coverlet). Toddlers will love identifying the animals (though the hedgehog may not be familiar to most American readers). The digital illustrations are colorful basic shapes with quick brush strokes adding details (bug eyes) and a spontaneous feeling. The simple concept and novelty of “turn the page and tuck the baby in” should become a favorite for bedtime that requires repeated readings--or until the parent pleads, “Tuck ME in!” (Picture book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4728-5
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2010




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