Tummy girl

by Thong, Roseanne.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB THONG Roseanne
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
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Brentwood Library Easy E Thong
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Collection  Easy
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Tho
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Collection  Picture Book
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South Park Library Picture Books PIC THO
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Celebrate the girl you love
From wobbly first steps to romping in the rain, this vibrant book captures the precious early years of a child's life and a parent's wish for her bright future. Styled as an adorable "album" of art and verse, this is a fresh new portrait of the most cherished years of childhood. "Tummy Girl" is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kids like stories about themselves as babies, and this look back and forward at a young child's life has that appeal. Designed in the style of a photo album, this book uses both snapshots and big, unbordered pictures that spill across the pages. The first illustration is an oversize picture in charcoal and pastels of an infant contemplating her belly button: Once there was a Tummy Girl. . . . A full-of-warm-milk yummy girl. The adorable baby becomes a toddler who plays hide-and-seek and stabs at her food. Children will enjoy watching the girl grow--dancing, playing dress up, acting in a school play--against shiny backgrounds of apple red, lemon yellow, and other fruity hues. The rhyme style, which uses girl to end the first four lines and a word that rhymes with it at the end of the fifth may seem a little tedious to adults, though the repetition should appeal to kids. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this paean to tender childhood moments, a diminutive girl is first seen in a pose of quiet restfulness, her chubby tummy peeking out from beneath her shirt. "Once there was a tummy girl.../ A full-of-warm-milk yummy girl," writes Thong (The Wishing Tree) in fluent Mommy lingo. The poem follows the girl into her first few years of life, giving Williams (No More Diapers for Ducky!) ample opportunities to sketch her in a series of snapshot-like poses-savoring bath bubbles, toddling in a diaper, romping at the beach and prancing in a tutu. None of these vignettes is startling in originality, but Williams's charcoal line has so much verve and affection and the subject exudes such cuteness that it's hard to quibble. But no matter how impressive the girl's talents and achievements (she is last seen in the starring role of the moon in a school play) or how big she becomes ("Soon you'll be my older girl, /A taller-than-my-shoulder girl,"), the grownups who love her will always think of her as their Tummy Girl. That nickname may not go over big by the time she reaches adolescence, but for the target audience, the book's reassuring message should resonate loud and clear. Ages 3-5. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Toddlers -- Fiction.
Mother and child -- Fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Williams, Sam, 1955-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780805076097 (hc : alk. paper)
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