ITTY BITTY KITTY AND THE RAINY PLAY DAY by Joan Holub

ITTY BITTY KITTY AND THE RAINY PLAY DAY

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ava and Itty Bitty Kitty (who is anything but itty-bitty) have a day of indoor play.

What is there to do on a “drippy-droppy, plippy-ploppy, rainy, gray, can’t-play-outside-day”? Well…drawing on a foggy window is fun, but that gets old. Dad doesn’t know when the rain will stop, but Mom has an idea for a fun “game.” “Pick up your room” is tiring, but it doesn’t take long. Ava and Itty Bitty have a snack (complete with slurping and burping). They play Go Fish in Dad’s study, but Itty Bitty eats a fish-emblazoned card or two. They jump on the furniture in the living room until Itty Bitty spies a fish statue on a high shelf. After the inevitable catastrophe, the sun comes out—but Itty Bitty doesn’t like the puddles. Thankfully, Ava comes up with an imaginative use for the shower caps her father (an adman) has been working with, and play can resume (with some splashing and plenty of smiles). Prolific author Holub’s second Itty Bitty Kitty title is energetic, rainy-day goofiness. Burks’ digital, brightly colored, full-bleed illustrations are just as much fun as Ava’s day; the figures’ deliberately blurred edges lend fizz to the tale. Itty Bitty is bright purple; Ava and her family are white.

A good addition to stuck-inside storytimes. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: March 29th, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-06-232220-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2015




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