Bouncing on the Bed Author:Jackie French Koller From School Library Journal — PreSchool-An energetic preschooler bounces, slides, wiggles, runs, dances, hides, cooks, sings, and reads through the day-and finally snuggles in bed with a hug and a kiss from his parents. Lively, sun-drenched watercolor paintings on double-page spreads show an inviting summertime world. The outdoor scenes are fille... more »d with grass and flowers as the round-faced, blue-eyed child and his shaggy-haired dog splash through a brook and roll down a hill. The indoor scenes are more peaceful and cozy. Each phase of the day-waking, eating, playtime, bathing-is described in a short rhyme that uses the same verse form as "The Farmer in the Dell": "Bouncing on the bed,/I'm bouncing on the bed./The sun is up./The day is new./I'm bouncing on the bed." (The text could be sung to the same tune, too.) With the large pictures and the familiar activities described, this book would be a good selection for toddler time, and the infectious rhythm of the verse will invite participation from preschool storytime participants.
Marian Drabkin, Richmond Public Library, CA
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