ALL KIDS ARE GOOD KIDS by Judy Carey Nevin

ALL KIDS ARE GOOD KIDS

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Age Range: 1 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

With skin tones ranging from deep brown to paper white, a diverse group of children represents a wide range of temperaments, interests, and characteristics.

The text follows a repeated rhyming pattern for each line: “Calm kids, mad kids / Hugs from mom or dad kids.” Each couplet spans a double-page spread that’s illustrated with a full-bleed illustration or is made up of a collection of smaller panels. Children enjoy outdoor adventures, art activities, and building pillow forts in the scenes. While there doesn’t appear to be a narrative thread that binds these episodes together and there is a new batch of kids with each page turn, Hammer’s two-dimensional cartoons populated with stocky, round figures in medium hues are gleefully toddler friendly. The project ends with the query: “What kind of kid are you?”—and the group of five tykes depicted looks invitingly and cheekily at readers for a reply.

A playful celebration of childhood. (Board book. 1-3)

Pub Date: March 12th, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5344-3204-8
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2019




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