Under the sea, up in the sky, in a shell or tucked in a glove. Whether a tractor in the field, a gift in a box, or a chef in the kitchen, everyone and everything have something they are "in."
I kept reading, waiting for something book related to jump from the page. It never really does, but I liked the ending all the same. The illustrations and variety of "characters" are fabulous. Even in their simplicity, young listeners have something to explore in the imagery. I also like the book's potential to be an easy reader. This is a book young children could "read" themselves because the text is repetitive and the illustration makes it easy for them to decode the rest.
That same repetition got old very quickly. While I appreciated the variety of objects and places, I can't imagine a toddler or preschooler sitting through all those pages. It takes too long to get to that satisfying ending.
Bright colors and simple illustrations create the backdrop for a story with a sweet, huggable ending.
There were too many "I am ins" for our taste.
Simple, repetitive text takes readers on a journey that ends with the listener "in" a parent's arms.
The story is meant to be shared as a "countdown" to the reader and the listener being cuddled together. If you want to stretch it, you can talk about concepts like opposites (sizes of animals), colors, or with very young readers, naming objects on the page.
7 and Up
2 to 8
Borrow. See whether or not the length of the repetition works for you.
|Title||In This Book|
|Publisher||Chronicle Books © 2014|