You Are Three

illus. by Karen Klassen. 24p. Owlkids. Mar. 2017. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9781771470742.
Toddler-PreS—Simple text and a mix of abstract and realistic illustrations tell the tale of a delightful transition from toddler to preschooler. The final book in the developmental milestone series by O'Leary and Klassen depicts the exciting and endearing qualities of a three-year-old. "Your stuffed animals are characters in your games of make-believe." Elements such as cooperative play, dramatic role-playing, and the need to be one's own person are conveyed in the daily activities of the culturally diverse characters within this story. This book reminds readers how enchanting it is to watch toddlers emerge into independent and curious beings.
VERDICT Recommended for general purchase for picture book collections used by parents and toddlers, especially where the earlier titles are popular.

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