YOU CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL NAKED! by Dianne Billstrom

YOU CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL NAKED!

Age Range: 3 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In rhyming couplets, a pair of distressed parents work to convince their naturist son that clothes really would be a good idea: “If you went to school naked, could you play ball? / Steal second base? NO, not at all!” Retro illustrations in pastel-colored acrylics feature a pink-skinned tot with an oversized head in double-page spreads that imagine all the possible disasters: no pockets for pencil stubs, a horrific sunburn, being mistaken for a pig. By the end, he’s convinced he has to wear something—but, by golly, it’ll be on his own terms. Just saying the word “naked” will convulse a preschool audience; this is bound to find plenty of happy readers. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-399-24738-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2008