ME WITH YOU by Kristy Dempsey

ME WITH YOU

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

A grandfather bear and his granddaughter enjoy each other’s company in a variety of ways. Dempsey sets up a verse structure that at first appeals but quickly wears thin. The girl bear says, “When I am me, I’m dressed for tea / with you beside my chair, / Your head held high, you nibble pie / with fancy silverware,” and so on: “When I am me, I’m swinging / over puddles from a rope,” “I’m me when I am chasing down / the wind that swiped your hat,” etc. Grammatical incorrectness aside (nominative cannot be objective), the relentless repetition begs the question, When is this little bear not herself? Denise supplies warmly affectionate intergenerational vignettes that provide visual interest, but possibly not enough to save this well-intentioned effort. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-399-25017-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2009




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