My Family Four Floors Up
Author: Caroline Stutson
Sleeping Bear Press
Stutson sticks to familiar themes and happy rhymes which are sure to delight young children and eventually infuriate the adult that has read them for the 400 bazillionth time (but not before that)
This book follows a father, daughter, and their little puppy through their day in a big city. They have breakfast, they go to the park, they get rained out of the park, they come home and they have bath time, supper time, story time, and bedtime. An ordinary and uneventful day.
Stutson sticks to familiar themes and happy rhymes which are sure to delight young children and eventually infuriate the adult that has read them for the 400 bazillionth time (but not before that). She uses repetitive language, hellos and goodbyes appear often, in alternate sequences, creating a nice cadence through the book.
Krampien’s illustrations are fun and evocative of hectic city life. She really captures both the hustle and bustle of big city life, but also the calm innocence that surrounds children who are both quite observant of certain things and at the same time completely oblivious to the swirl of the world around them.
What makes this book a winner in my opinion, is the representation of a competent man taking care of his child. It shouldn’t be rare in our literature, but it is, and that is just about the sole reason you should go get this book.
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My thanks to Sleeping Bear Press for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.
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