You Are One

illus. by Karen Klassen. 24p. Owlkids. 2016. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9781771470728.
Baby-Toddler—O'Leary enumerates babies' different achievements during their first year, such as crawling, talking, and walking. "You can nod your head for yes, and shake your head for no, now that you are one. And you are very, very good at the game of peek-a-boo." The general tone is one of reassurance and tenderness. Mixed-media illustrations in goldenrod yellow and turquoise show realistic, multiethnic baby faces with a collage arrangement around each page of this simple book. A few pages contain stamped prints of cubes and brushstrokes of paint as well as pen and ink sketches that will appeal more to adults than to young children.
VERDICT A warm and fuzzy read, probably best appreciated by parents commemorating their baby's one-year milestone.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing