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Red Rubber Boot Day

By Jennifer Gennari, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Spare narrative is engaging, childlike.

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The narrative, although spare, is at times engaging, warm, and childlike: "If it's slippery window-spashy rain, I make a party with my dishes." The quiet, thoughtful pace appeals to children.

Lauren Stringer's double-page spreads are bold and bright and full of sweeping movement, interesting angles, and luminous, rich color. The boy's cats add extra interest; one presses its paws against the screen door, echoing the placement of the boy's palms. The cats follow the boy throughout the house: One plays with crayons and wears a hat at the tea party.

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