Everything You by Elizabeth McPike, illustrated by Jay Fleck. PICTURE BOOK. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux (Macmillan), 2017. $17. 9780374301415
BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3)- OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Everything You takes on a fun approach into how much a parent loves his/her child. “You’re everything HOPEFUL. You’re everything FRESH. You’re everything GENTLE” The adjectives on each page are typed in all caps. This book could be used for a unit on parts of speech. A new edition could be written and illustrated by each student having them fill in the blanks with adjectives to describe themselves.
There is one thing that this book has going for it-the illustrations! The parent/child illustrations are so tender and lovable. The colors are unique and fun. The plot concept is sweet yet we felt that the execution wasn’t met. We simply felt like some of the rhyming was a stretch in order keep it a rhyming book.
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