Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
Susan Shea's Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? was one of the Cybils finalists in the picture book category. I read it back in January but saw it on the shelves the other day and pulled it out again. This is one of the more clever lift and pull flap books I have seen.
The premise of the book is determining what things can grow: a duckling to a duck, a car to a truck?, a kitten to a cat, a cap to a hat? It continues on in the same format something that can grow and then something silly that can not until it ends with the a question: "can a baby grow and become . . . YOU?"
The illustrations are done in bright, bold colors and it is amusing to see a washcloth turn into a towel, a sweater into a coat and a watch into a clock. The comparisons are very clever and humorous which lend to a fun read aloud for kids. My kids loved this book - especially my four-year-old. I highly recommend it.