MY POP POP AND ME by Irene Smalls

MY POP POP AND ME

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Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

A baking project turns into an afternoon of adventure and fun for a little boy and his grandfather. An obvious companion piece to the creators’ My Nana and Me (2005), this has the same swirling type and warm pastel palette, using water-based paint on watercolor board. All the sentences begin with a phonically fun verb run—“dip dip,” “scrape scrape,” “slurp slurp”—that also moves the baking project along. Each swirling line of text is also a short rhyme (or near-rhyme): “Pound pound the batter goes round,” “Pish pish the lemon till it’s squished.” Ever-smiling Pop Pop has a white brush of mustache and eyeglasses resting halfway down his nose. The pictures depict a humorously slapdash baking and clean-up process. The pair ends up with a tasty “lemon bar cake bar,” and the reader gets the step-by-step recipe. A slight but delectable bit of whimsy. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-316-73422-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2006




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