WHAT'S GOOD FOR A THREE-YEAR-OLD? by William Cole

WHAT'S GOOD FOR A THREE-YEAR-OLD?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Playground slides!/ Piggyback fides!. . . Toy rockets! Daddy's pockets!. . . All the children that I know/ Like to tumble in the snow. . . ."" Cole's latest rhymed list of age-graded pleasures is reeled off, benignly, at a birthday party, with matching illustrations that forgo the bite of Sorel's version for five-year-olds or Ungerer's for the fours, dwelling instead on pink frosted cake, festive hats, and universal smiles. For all the jollity and best behavior Hoban does give her plump and bouncy lookalike tots an appealing collective personality, and the very familiarity of Cole's items could stimulate participation, especially among the younger siblings of his four, five and six-year-old audience.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1974
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston