I'M WILD ABOUT YOU! by Sandra Magsamen

I'M WILD ABOUT YOU!

From the "Heart-Felt" series
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Age Range: 1 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sweet exclamations of unconditional love and admiration are the order of the day here.

Pattern sentences on five double-page spreads start the same way: “I love the way you....” On each page the sentence is completed using animal behavior as a metaphor. In Magsamen's persistently cheerful world, children monkeying around, stomping, and roaring are always appreciated, but toddlers may find that their own parents don’t always follow the book when they stomp and roar. The cartoonish animals modeled on hand-stitched stuffed animals make it clear that this is a fantasy world. Bright backgrounds make the childlike printed text stand out. On each spread the key verb is highlighted by a patchwork design. The pictures are not always clear; “monkey around” is illustrated by swinging monkeys, but a zebra beneath them figures more prominently. Illustrating penguins waddling is also tough. Itsy-Bitsy I Love You, published simultaneously, uses the same design features to rewrite the classic nursery song as a sappy ode to love, kisses, hugs, and cuddles. Felt features on the covers of both titles are tactile extras that may attract fingers but add nothing to the value or message.

These cutesy board books come across as just more saccharine fluff. (Board book. 1-3)

Pub Date: June 28th, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-545-46839-8
Page count: 10pp
Publisher: Cartwheel/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2016




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