What are you in?

Summary:

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." 


Parent Perspective:
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. 


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Bright colors and simple illustrations create the backdrop for a story with a sweet, huggable ending.

Content Awareness Factors:

There were too many "I am ins" for our taste.


Type of Book:
Simple, repetitive text takes readers on a journey that ends with the listener "in" a parent's arms.
Educational Themes:

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.

Reading Level:
2.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 7
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. See whether or not the length of the repetition works for you.

Title In This Book
Author Fani Marceau
Publisher Chronicle Books © 2014
Illustrators Joell Jolivet
ISBN 9781452125886
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Easy Reader
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