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In the Town All Year 'Round

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Few words help kids focus on many details and story lines.

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IN THE TOWN ALL YEAR 'ROUND is the kind of great, nearly wordless story you'll pore over for hours with kids. There are so many details and stories to take in. Where's the parrot on this page? Will the woman notice that a donkey is nibbling on her produce while she's talking to the grocer? Why is that guy giving a swift kick to a ticket machine? Will that girl who picked up Matthew's wallet and key catch him before he runs away?

Then the season changes and the frames are the same, but not exactly. New questions emerge. Now there's a big dinosaur at the community center. What used to be there? What looks different about the kindergarten building? Which activities are kids doing at the lake? Why don't they have their ice skates on anymore? It's hard to get through more than a season at one bedtime reading so you can test kids' memories while you go. Pretty soon they'll be experts at picking out every detail, building essential learning skills while having a lot of fun.

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