If you have come to my storytimes or seen my previous blog posts you have probably come to realize I tend to choose “energetic” books. I like books that are loud and colorful and get the crowd moving. This book is a bit of a departure for me in that it is not so loud or colorful but my goodness…is it beautiful! Ichikawa takes more subdued hues of brown, gold, green, and red and paints a serene, comfy world. I also can’t imagine two protagonists more huggable then her two adorable teddy bears. Cusimano’s words are a gentle refrain repeating through the story that shows the balance between parent and child.
“I am your calm face;
you are my giggle.
I am your wait;
you are my wiggle.”
While I choose a lot of rambunctious books for my storytimes sometimes the quite, gentle books are the ones that can really ensnare the children. This is one of those! I recommend this both for one-on-one sharing and for storytime.
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