From the Publisher:
Getting Dressed is perfect for encouraging little ones to start talking about the clothes they’re wearing and how they put them on. Featuring sweet, funny toddler/animal characters in familiar scenes using the language that a small child will hear in their everyday lives.
The sturdy little tabs along the top and down the side will help them find their favourite page and encourage interactivity. Goolygooly’s (Kim Hyun) colourful, contemporary and expressive illustrations are a delight.
Cute board book with tabs for little hands. Eye-catching and adorable illustrations. This is a fun book to read with little ones as you teach them about all the items we need to put on when getting dressed. It includes the items we wear when it is cold or wet outside. My three little ones had fun identifying the different animals. It shows parents helping their animal babies put on the different items of clothing. A fun read!
- easily recognizable animal characters
- tabs with clothing items – easy to flip to
- simple language
- eye-catching illustrations
- a couple of British words (“pants” for underwear” and “wellies” for rain boots) that may confuse a bit. I just substituted our North American terms – simple to do.
About the Illustrator:
Kim Hyun is from Seoul, Korea: “My work originates from a longing for my childhood, which I remember fondly as being full of joy and curiosity. My childhood was by far the warmest, most innocent and emotionally stable period of my life. Life as an adult can be uncertain, and at times like this I take refuge through my art by searching for that curious kid again. To me, drawings are a response to longing and a passage that allows me to escape from everyday life. I like to tell familiar stories that nearly anyone can relate to from their own childhood experiences.
As I work, I try to make my pieces resemble children’s drawings as much as I can without contaminating them with adultness. The freshness and honesty in my work draws me closer to the masses and allows me the pleasure of giving others who have slipped into adulthood a chance to look back at themselves in the past, an unconditional smile, and a break from the every day.”