HOW BEAUTIFUL Written by Antonella Capetti Illustrated by Melissa Castrillón (Greystone Kids; $17.95; Ages 4-8)…
After your child reads Get Dressed! ($12.95, Abrams Appleseed, Ages 4-8) by Seymour Chwast, you’ll likely never have to hound her to get dressed again. Before even opening the sturdy cover, readers are sure to be excited to see what’s in store.
It looks like a shirt and tie and has two flaps that open like a jacket to reveal lots more. Each page is a tri-fold made from thick card stock featuring a collection of clothing and props on the outside cover of each spread, with a theme on the inside. For example, a hat, backpack, coat, snow boots, scarf, earmuffs and mittens leads to a wonderful illustration called, “Get dressed to keep warm,” showcasing each of those items.
After one reading, you’ll agree this book really encourages your kids to use their imaginations. It will make them want to hunt through their own closets to put outfits, toys and household items together to create themes for playing make believe. The illustrations are fun and cute and really make this book special.