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What Happens on Wednesdays

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Perfect preschool read about one family's routine.

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With its rich, retro illustrations that will remind parents of favorite books from elementary school, this book could quickly become a family favorite.

One preschooler knows just how her day will go from the time she wakes up until she heads to bed. She details the kinds of things that matter to kids and pass grown-ups by nearly unnoticed from her mom's "sleeper suit" to the pattern on her father's favorite chair. Kids will understand exactly how these little things matter in a big way.

Even though lots of kids reading this won't have the same details (a city park, part-time preschool, and a lack of siblings) they'll be able to identify with the little girl's emphasis on having a predictable day with details she can control. ("I remind Daddy that today is not a kissing day." "I eat my animal crackers first.")

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