Saturday, August 28, 2010

At the Supermarket

Anne Rockwell

From a young child’s perspective, a trip to the supermarket is an adventure! The magic of an automatic door begins the journey and a grocery cart only adds to the fun – how fast can it be filled! From there the smells and colors of food is the draw to keep going. His mom has chicken planned for dinner tonight, so that is the first stop but more dinners are planned. Vegetables and fruits are added to the cart. Then, lots of things that are cold are added from the dairy case – milk, eggs, butter, and cheese. There is so much more to add to the cart. Still, the most important thing to get are the things for his birthday party the next day.

Small children love to go on adventures and the supermarket is no different. This book is a delightful quick trip through colorfully illustrated pages. Age appropriate for young children who don’t understand the concept of “shopping for groceries” will soon put the two-together. Ms. Rockwell’s illustrations in this updated version use acrylic gouache that results in bright colors on white backgrounds.

BIBLIO: 2010, Henry Holt & Company, Ages 2 - 5, $16.99.
REVIEWER: Debby Willett
FORMAT: Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-8050-7662-2

REVIEWED FOR: Children’s Literature, Online Version, 8/10/10

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