ALL ABOUT ME by Selina Young

ALL ABOUT ME

A Hundred Things That Happened To Me Between 0 and 3
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Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Told in an irrepressible toddler’s voice, this is stream of consciousness at its best. Three-year-old Alfred Sage (Alfie) looks back on his life and recounts what it is like to be a kid. From taking a bath, getting nappies changed and taking that first bite of table food, to riding a trike, using the potty and learning to write his name, Alfie hits on the major milestones that compose childhood’s first three years. A pet cat and a stuffed lion help to narrate by tossing in offhand (and quite humorous) comments. Facial expressions and body language shine in Young’s illustrations, which perfectly match Alfie’s tone. The pages are filled with lots of little vignettes and delightful details that will tickle readers’ fancies and have them begging to know of their own childhoods. Specific enough to hold interest, yet universal enough to appeal to those from almost all walks of life, this is the perfect springboard for family reminiscences. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-84255-118-9
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Orion/Trafalgar
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2008




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