I LOVE YOU, NOSE! I LOVE YOU, TOES! by Linda Davick

I LOVE YOU, NOSE! I LOVE YOU, TOES!

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Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

A bubbly celebration of the human body.

In upbeat, musical verse, children declare their love for their hair, their toes and everything in between. The text is funny, silly and sometimes irreverent, as in the following: “I love you nose, / though there’s no doubt / that when you sneeze / some stuff comes out.” Davick is careful to leave no body parts out of the raucous celebration. Take, for example, the following verse: “I love the parts / my friends don’t see: / the parts that poop, / the parts that pee,” which is accompanied by an illustration featuring a profile view of a smiling girl reading a big, red book while perched on a toilet, with roll of toilet paper in reach. The computer-generated illustrations feature solid backgrounds and close-up images of smiling, ethnically diverse children with pleasing, if generic, cartoonlike expressions. In support of the text, the children are depicted running, playing and otherwise putting all those body parts through their paces.

Sharing this jolly, cheeky ode with little ones will produce some giggles while helping to instill an appreciation for the wondrous human body and all its necessary parts. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: April 2nd, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4424-6037-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2013




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