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*Me and My Day* by Liesbet Slegers
*Me and My Day* by Liesbet Slegers
Also by Liesbet Slegers:

Vroom! Kevin's Big Book of Vehicles (Kevin and Katie)

Big Horse, Small Mouse: A Book of Barnyard Opposites

Quiet Koala, Noisy Monkey: A Book of Jungle Opposites

Spring Joy (Day to Day Board Books)

Take a Look, Bunny

Take a Look, Vroom

Happy Easter

Happy Halloween

Funny Feet (Funny Board Books)

Andy and Sam Hide-and-Seek

Kevin Goes to the Hospital

Kevin Takes a Trip

Kevin Spends the Night

Kevin Goes to School

Me and the Seasons (Clavis Toddler: The World)
by Liesbet Slegers
Ages 3+ 64 pages Clavis Publishing August 2014 Hardcover    

Me and My Day
by Liesbet Slegers
Ages 18mos-3yrs 64 pages Clavis Publishing September 2014 Hardcover    
Me and the Seasons and Me and My Day are two padded hardcover books that each contain four 14-page stories.

In Me and the Seasons, spring is defined with illustrations of the sun, new leaves on trees, singing birds, chicks hatching, and bunnies playing. As the boy enjoys the summer, fall and winter, his clothing and activities change. He wears swimming trunks in the summer to play in the sand. When hes in the water, he wears water wings and a hat.

In the winter he wears a hat, scarf and mittens to build a snowman. The tree has lost its leaves and the bird is eating from a birdfeeder. Some of the bolded words featured in the fall section are rain, nuts and acorns, snail and mushrooms.

Each page of this book begins by introducing a word on the page, This is the sun and an explanation of what it does in that season: The sun shines gently in the spring. Look! I can play outside.

The same character (a male toddler) is shown throughout the book. There is not a lot of background in the full-page illustrations, but the colours are bright. One picture stands out for me: the snowman with a bucket on his head.

In Me and My Day, the stories are divided into categories of eating, playing, bathing and sleeping. The character is the same boy from the first book, but in this book hes indoors. He eats a sandwich while wearing a bib in a highchair. He uses a spoon to eat yogurt. When hes playing he uses a ball, a book, a drum and blocks.

While in the bathtub, his mother shampoos his hair (we just see her hands) and he plays with a boat. And once hes in his red and white polka-dot pajamas, there are more books, a bedtime snack, and hes asleep in his crib with his teddy bear.

This book follows the same format as the first book (bold words and an explanation) with similar bright colours. These books may be too long to read in one sitting, but they do introduce toddlers to everyday routines and the seasons. Although these books are not board books, the heavy, glossy feel of the paper makes me think the pages wont be too easy to tear.

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