Monday, February 9, 2009

Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants: J. D. Lester and Hiroe Nakata

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In Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants, J. D. Lester uses sweet rhyme to explore nicknames a mother bestows on her child. From Monkeypants to Snuggle-up, Splishy-splash to Polka Dot, your readertotz will be presented a logic for creative name calling done in love.

Hiroe Nakata's sparse watercolors illustrate each phrase. Refreshing white lines embrace most of the imagery while wide swathes of slightly variegated color provide simple backgrounds. The babies are most endearing in each spread.

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Your readertotz will respond so positively to this board book, they'll be creating new nicknames for you!

Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants
by J.D. Lester, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata
Random House, Robin Corey Books, 2009

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