CARRY ME! by Rosemary Wells
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CARRY ME!

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Age Range: 0 - 4
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Three beautiful poems perfectly capture the essence of a curious toddler and his desire to know about the world and share it with those he loves best. Wells’s toddler spells out what every child needs most—love, security, knowledge and joy. And the route to these? “Carry Me! . . . Carry me over to hear the bees. / Stuff my pocket with early peas.” “Talk to Me! . . . Green apple, sour. / Red apple, sweet. / How many shoes are on my feet?” “Sing to Me! . . . If you don’t recall the words, / We’ll ask the hummingbirds, / They’re sure to know.” Wells’s illustrations evoke the special bond between parent and child, found in the everyday, ordinary moments. No parent will be able to read this and feel that his/her aching left arm or scratchy voice is without purpose. Wells’s latest should be required reading for all new parents—such a simple and inexpensive recipe to create a happy child. (Picture book. 0-4)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-7868-0396-7
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Hyperion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2006




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