Bright eyes, brown skin...a heart-shaped face, a dimpled chin.
In a charming picture book designed to build self-esteem, four African-American kindergartners enjoy their day together. As they draw with crayons, play games, eat their lunch, dress up, dance, and take a nap, they revel in each other's company.
Meanwhile, the simple rhyming poem celebrates the beauty of "Chubby fingers, ticklish toes...a playful grin, a perfect nose..." In George Ford's animated paintings, the happiness and confidence of the four friends shines through, and young readers will be glad to share in the fun.
- ..strong, color paintings perfectly paced, rhyming phrases...brilliantly combines understatement and directness, giving a celebratory tone...and child-centered focus." --Booklist
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Kindergarten-Grade 1-- A poem extolling the beauty of African-American children forms the basis for celebration of a positive self-image. Four attractive children engage in typical kindergarten pastimes as the rhyming text rhapsodizes about their dimpled chins, "teeth that glisten," and "very special hair and clothes." Whereas building self-esteem and acknowledging children's charms are commendable goals, they are not enough to build a book upon. Yes, these boys and girls are appealing, but they are so unusually cooperative and cheerful, smiling nonstop throughout the pages of this slim volume, that real live children, with all of the emotions and moods that are a part of being human, may have difficulty relating to them. School Library Journal
- Format : Paperback - 32 pages
- Language : English
- ISBN 13 : 9780590454162