Book Review: My Family Four Floors Up

My Family Four Floors Up (2018, Sleeping Bear Press, Picture Book)

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From the publisher:

In a sunlit apartment four floors up, a little girl is eager to start her day. After breakfast she and her father, along with the family pup, make their way down the four flights of stairs in their building, and across busy city streets to the neighborhood park. It will be a day filled with joy, wonder, excitement, comfort and love – all of the things that we hope each day holds for little ones.

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My Family Four Floors Up, written by Caroline Stutson and illustrated by Celia Krampien, follows the busy day of a young girl as she leaves her home to explore the city with her dog and father. The rhythm and rhyme are perfect, and parents will enjoy reading this story aloud to young readers. With short, descriptive phrases, adults will be impressed by how much is conveyed in so few words. Filled with fun adjectives and verbs, the youngest readers will learn their colors and words without even realizing the book is teaching them something new. Featuring many diverse characters, every child is likely to identify with someone in the story. Great illustrations and engaging text make this story ideal for the youngest of readers and their parents who are likely to enjoy reading this one no matter how many times it is reread. Highly recommended for children ages 3 to 7.

5 stars to shine over four floors up.

Thank you to the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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