A Year of Everyday Wonders
What are important things that happen in a year? First snow? Fights with your siblings? First swim? How about first hot chocolate and ice cream? Let’s celebrate the firsts and more of each year.
The text of this book is simplistic, but it has a big meaning with a small number of words. My personal favorites are the first valentine, first umbrella, three hundredth fight with your brother, first giving, and first getting. This is truly a beautiful celebration of the wonderful things that happens to a child during a year.
The illustrations complement the text beautifully. I love how the simple words were taken to make a breathtaking illustration that shows each part so beautifully. The first haircut and second haircut cracked me up from personal experience with my kids.
My four-year-old daughter enjoyed this book. She liked the first ice-cream truck day, and the first splash battle was awesome. She thought that the fights with the big brother were funny and that the older brother was a bit mean. My daughter can very much relate since she has an older brother.
|Cheryl B. Klein
|Abrams Books for Young Readers
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